Excerpted from the Washington Examiner
By Kaelan Deese
A California man who was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home in June and accused of plotting an assassination attempt said he was “shooting for 3” Supreme Court justices, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit.
Prosecutors have alleged 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske traveled thousands of miles to Kavanaugh’s home with a pistol, ammunition, a knife, and stealthy gear in an attempt to kill the justice on June 8 just after midnight. He used Google to search terms including the most “effective place to stab someone” and “quietest semi auto rifle,” the July 26 affidavit states.
Federal agents have also obtained warrants for several instances of Roske’s online chat history, including messages exchanged with users on Reddit and communication platform Discord.
“Two dead judges ain’t gonna do nothing,” an unnamed user on Discord sent in a message to Roske. “You would die before you killed them all.”
Roske, who was motivated by anger that Kavanaugh would help overturn Roe v. Wade and in part by persistent mass shootings in the country, was indicted last month by a federal grand jury for an “attempt to assassinate” the Supreme Court justice, according to court records.
The most recent revelations on Roske’s alleged plot came from FBI special agent Ian Montijo, who previously wrote an affidavit detailing Roske’s confessed intention to kill Kavanaugh and then take his own life.
The July 26 search warrant affidavit shows that between May 5 and his June 8 arrival in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Roske made several Google searches for phrases including “Reagan assassination attempt,” “assassin skills,” “assassin equipment,” “assassinations,” “supreme court,” “how to be stealthy,” “gun lubricant,” and several other terms on similar subject matter.