The household of Craig Robertson, the person killed by the FBI as they have been trying to serve him a warrant at his residence in Utah after he threatened the lifetime of President Joe Biden, stated he had been “distraught” by what “he, and many others in this nation, observed to be a corrupt and overreaching government”.
In a press release on Facebook, Robertson’s household stated they have been “shocked and devastated by the senseless and tragic killing of our beloved father and brother”.
The FBI raided the house of the Provo resident, who the federal grievance described as “approximately 70-75 years old,” after he had allegedly posted threats on-line towards President Biden, his household, and Barack Obama.
According to courtroom paperwork, Robertson referenced a “presidential assassination” and likewise allegedly lodged threats towards Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Attorney General Merrick Garland and New York AG Letitia James.
“The time is right for a presidential assassination or two. First Joe then Kamala!!!” officers claimed Robertson wrote in a September 2022 Facebook put up, based on the submitting.
Robertson was killed hours earlier than Mr Biden was scheduled to land within the state after he allegedly refused to adjust to the FBI and pointed a weapon on the brokers.
“The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under review by the FBI’s inspection division,” the company stated in a press release.
“Craig loved this country with all his heart. He saw it as a God-inspired and God-blessed land of liberty. He was understandably frustrated and distraught by the present and on-going erosions to our constitutionally protected freedoms and the rights of free citizens wrought by what he, and many others in this nation, observed to be a corrupt and overreaching government.”
His household wrote that as “an elderly – and largely homebound – man,” he usually took to social media to precise his frustration. “Though his statements were intemperate at times, he has never, and would never, commit any act of violence against another human being over a political or philosophical disagreement,” the assertion learn.
The FBI revealed that Truth Social tipped off authorities about Robertson in March. Following the tip, two FBI brokers approached Robertson at his residence; Robertson allegedly dismissed the menace telling the brokers: “I said it was a dream… We’re done here! Don’t return without a warrant.”
Over the subsequent 5 months, the FBI uncovered “multiple threats” towards Mr Garland, Ms James, and Vice President Kamala Harris. The scenario intensified on Sunday, when Robertson reportedly posted, “I heard Biden is coming to Utah,” including that he was “cleaning the dust off the M24 sniper rifle”.