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John Durham Charges 62-Year-Old Man For Threatening to Murder Adam Schiff

John Durham Charges 62-Year-Old Man For Threatening to Murder Adam Schiff

United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, John H. Durham and David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that 62-year-old Robert M. Phelps of Torrington has been charged by federal criminal complaint with threatening to murder U.S. Representative Adam Schiff of California.

Via the Department Of Justice:

Phelps was arrested on March 13. Following his arrest, he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport and was released on a $25,000 bond.

As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, on November 12, 2019, the office of U.S. Representative Adam Schiff received a threatening communication through a Meeting Request entry form on Congressman Schiff’s official website. The meeting request included the statement “…I want to kill you with my bare hands and smash your…face in.” In addition, in response to the preferred days of the week for the meeting request, Phelps wrote “Measure your Coffin day.”

It is further alleged that, on December 4, 2019, investigators interviewed Phelps at his Torrington residence and confirmed that Phelps sent the threatening communication.

Investigators went to Robert M. Phelps’ residence back in December to question Phelps about the threat he sent to Adam Schiff in November via his “schedule-a-meeting” website.

“You little c*cksucker I want to come and see you so I can spit in your face and I want to kill you with my bare hands and smash your sick little round fat lying face in,” the message said. “You had better hope I never meet up with you motherf*cker,” signed “Robert M. Phelps Republican.”

The threatening email also included all of Phelps’ information such as his full legal name, his home address, phone number, and email address.

He listed the name of his organization as “Lyingc*cksuckerclub.shittyshiffy” and added other names such as, “NANCY PIGLOSI DUMOCRATIC RETARDS.”

When Phelps was asked exactly what day of the week that he preferred to meet Adam Schiff, he stated: “Measure your Coffin day.”

Phelps admitted to the investigators that he was the one who sent Adam Schiff the emails but said he didn’t believe the messages were threatening.

Phelps has been released on a $25,000 bond and faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty on all charges.

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