Man arrested at rally wanted to murder Trump, is in country illegally

Plot to murder TrumpOn Monday, the Las Vegas Review Journal said that 20-year-old Michael Steven Sandford told authorities he wanted to murder Donald Trump at a campaign rally.  Not only did he want to kill the presumptive GOP nominee, he’s in the country illegally, according to a report by a Las Vegas CBS affiliate.

According to Las Vegas Now:

The man facing charges for attempting to grab a police officer’s gun, so he could allegedly shoot presidential candidate Donald Trump is in the United States illegally.

He had overstayed his visa from the United Kingdom.

That information came during his arraignment in U.S. District Court Monday afternoon.

Here’s the complaint against Sandford:

Sandford Complaint by Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Review Journal added:

After a brief hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. found Sandford a danger to the community and a flight risk. Foley set a July 5 hearing to determine whether Sandford should stand trial, but the defendant probably will face a grand jury indictment before then.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Grimmer pushed for Sandford’s continued detention, arguing he was unemployed and living in the United States illegally with no ties to Las Vegas.

Grimmer also argued that Sandford, who was being supported financially by his mother in the United Kingdom, has vowed to try to kill Trump again and might have had some mental health issues. He has tried to kill himself in the past, Grimmer said.

Sandford was arrested Saturday when he tried to grab an officer’s gun in his effort to murder Trump.  According to the complaint, which you can see above, Sandford planned to attempt another assassination attempt in Phoenix if his Las Vegas attempt was unsuccessful.

No doubt, liberals will blame the NRA for this as well…



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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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