On March 18, federal prosecutors announced charges against a man who was accused of threatening the life of Donald Trump, a U.S. attorney, and a federal judge.
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Charges & Crimes
Damien Grant, 33, of Peoria has been charged with influencing a federal official by threat, mailing threatening communications and threatening the president of the United States.
The threats were made between the November election and the January 20 inauguration from inside the Tazewell County jail, as Grant has been held there since July 2019 after an altercation with two Illinois State Police troopers during a traffic stop.
According to local news outlet KMOV, “The threats Grant allegedly made were against Trump, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois and a federal judge. Although the U.S. attorney wasn’t named, John Milhiser was the top federal prosecutor as the time. The federal judge also wasn’t named, but U.S. District Judge James Shadid recused himself from the case.”
In a December 22 letter to Donald Trump, Grant wrote: “And the moment you walk out of office, I’m going to have you shot! Right in your (expletive) head.”
The letter from Grant to the U.S. attorney threatened that the prosecutor had only two days to end the investigation and drop charges against him, or else he would make sure Milhiser would never see Christmas.
“I might have someone walk in the Court House and blow all you evil (expletive) to pieces,” Grant wrote in a letter addressed to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, sent on November 30.
Grant will be prosecuted by the U.S. attorney in Chicago, as the U.S. attorney’s office in Peoria has recused itself from the case.
The Bottom Line
A quick Google search shows that the mainstream media is doing everything they can to avoid reporting on this story. A man literally threatened to have a president shot in the head, which would be front page news everywhere if that president were a Democrat. The media’s lack of interest in the story further highlights their lack of journalistic integrity. The mainstream media only wants to cover stories that make Democrats look good, and Republicans look bad.