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Brittan Atkinson has identified as the man who emailed a death threat to one of the attorneys for the whistleblower who catalyzed Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Atkinson sent the email in November. Politico reports that he’s been charged for the crime, and faces up to five years in prison.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) February 19, 2020
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Charged over Sending Death Threat to Whistleblower Attorney
Federal prosecutors have indicted a Michigan man for allegedly sending an email threat to attorney Mark Zaid, who represented the intelligence community whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
According to an indictment unsealed this morning in the Eastern District of Michigan, Brittan Atkinson on Nov. 7 sent an email to Zaid reading, “All traitors must die miserable deaths. Those that represent traitors shall meet the same fate.
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Zaid confirmed to ABC News Thursday that he received the email and said he only today learned of the indictment against Atkinson.
According to the court docket, Atkinson has pleaded not guilty to the charge of sending threatening communications and a judge ordered he will remain detained through his next hearing on Feb. 24.
Prosecutors allege Atkinson also wrote in his email to Zaid, “Keep looking over your shoulder. We know who you are, where you live, and who you associate with. We are all strangers in a crowd to you.”
Just yesterday, a Western New York man was arrested on charges that he threatened to kill Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. When questioned by U.S. Capitol Police, Salvatore Lippa allegedly said that he made the threatening calls to Schiff’s and Schumer’s offices because he was upset about the impeachment proceedings.
Atkinson has been charged under a code related to extortion and threats, specifically 18 USC 875 (c).
Part C of the code reads, “Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”
Lippa will appear in federal court in Rochester on Wednesday afternoon. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
“It’s not appropriate for anyone to threaten another individual’s life, regardless of political views. My job was to ensure the rule of law was followed in how whistleblowers are treated. That role should not be negatively weaponized by partisans. I hope this indictment sends a message to others that such behavior will not be tolerated by a civil society that is governed by law,” Zaid said.