Diverging portraits emerged Friday of the far-right supporter from Napa whom authorities arrested this week on weapons charges and said might have been plotting to kill California Gov. Gavin Newsom. In court Friday, a Napa County prosecutor said auto repair shop owner Ian Rogers built five large, deadly galvanized steel pipe bombs, possessed machine guns and extensive body armor, used encrypted communications to chat with like-minded extremists and is “part of the (right-wing) group that does call itself the Three Percenters.” According to an FBI affidavit, Rogers, 43, made multiple threats in text messages to attack Democratic targets and ensure that Trump stayed in office. In the texts, Rogers stated, “Let’s see what happens then we act” and later added, “I’m thinking sac office first target” and “Then maybe bird and face offices.”

via hastingtribune: Extremist accused of plotting to attack Newsom: A dangerous Nazi sympathizer or a ‘mouthy drunk’?

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