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Obama assassination plot?

Posted by Bill Nance on August 26, 2008

It could be. Then again it could just be a couple of meth dealers blowing hot air.

The Juice:

CBS4 has learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards.”

Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects “was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative.”

The story began emerging Sunday morning when Aurora police arrested 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell. He was driving a rented pickup truck in an erratic manner according to sources.

Sources told CBS4 police found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, wigs, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and 44 grams of methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.

The Feds aren’t talking just yet, but according to CBS News they aren’t yet sure if the threat was “serious or credible.” but the Aurora Police Department has scheduled a news conference for later this afternoon.

I know this sounds bad, but the facts aren’t all in. So before everyone goes off and has a tizzy lets find out the facts.

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One Response to “Obama assassination plot?”

  1. […] by Bill Nance on August 26, 2008 Some additional information on what I posted earlier on a possible plot to assassinate Barack […]

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