A Texas woman has been charged with threatening to kill the federal judge who appointed a special master in the case linked to the FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last month.
Tiffani Shea Gish of Houston left three voicemails containing death threats for Judge Aileen Cannon of U.S. District Court in southern Florida, the FBI said.
Magistrate Judge Peter Bray ordered Gish to be incarcerated pending trial because she “appears to suffer from severe mental impairments with symptoms including paranoia and delusions.”
In one voicemail, she said to the judge, “I’m also Trump’s hitman, so consider it a bullet to your head from Donald Trump himself.”
In another voicemail, she said, “you’re full of sh*t, and I’m going to f*cking have you shot myself, I’ve already ordered snipers and a bomb to your f*cking house.”
The DOJ has charged a Texas woman, Tiffani Shea Gish with influencing a federal official by threat and interstate communications with a threat to kidnap or injure after she left a series of threatening voicemails for U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon https://t.co/gZ6DX8BjH4 pic.twitter.com/1JySRhPDpL
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According to CNBC:
When agents came to her residence on Sept. 4, Gish would initially only speak through a balcony window, but eventually invited the agents in and spoke with them for about 45 minutes, the complaint said.
Gish in that interview said she left the voicemails from her cellphone, and also confirmed that a Facebook account with posts echoing the language of the voicemails belonged to her, according to the complaint.
…In March, a U.S. Secret Service agent called Gish’s mother, who “claimed her daughter suffered from severe Bi-Polar disorder and is borderline schizophrenic,” according to the court filing.
“Although she did not feel that Gish would physically harm the Former President, she was still afraid of her daughter, refusing to see her in person for fear she would be attacked,” the federal prosecutor wrote.
According to CNN:
Gish, of Houston, left three voicemails for Aileen Cannon, a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida who was nominated by Trump in 2020, according to court documents. Cannon is handling the former President’s request for a special master to review documents and other items the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last month.
In the voicemails, Gish threatened to have Cannon assassinated in front of her family for “helping” the former president, court documents say.