Between March and May 2020, Alexander Hillel Treisman conducted internet searches of Biden’s home address and, according to an arrest warrant signed by a federal judge, traveled within 4 miles of the Biden residence.
After describing Treisman’s alleged interest in Biden, the judge wrote that authorities had also discovered a checklist, believed to have been drawn up by the defendant, that included the word “execution”. Also on a list of evidence found by the judge was an online meme that Treisman wrote in April 2020, entitled “Should I kill Joe Biden?” Had published.
The information about the former Vice President was included in a long list of pieces of evidence the prosecution included in his case. Although a major jury charged Treisman with possession of child pornography, he was not charged with the weapons in his possession, nor with his research or writing about Biden. The prosecution declined to discuss possible future charges.
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According to the court document, Treisman’s attorney stated in court that his client had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and the court found that Treisman had no previous convictions.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina declined to comment on the case.
A spokesman for US intelligence told CNN: “The secret service does not confirm or comment on the absence or existence of specific investigations. However, we can say that the secret service takes all threats against our beneficiaries seriously.”
As a leading presidential candidate, Biden received protection from the secret service from March this year.
Investigators became aware of Treisman after employees of a bank in Kannapolis, North Carolina, reported an abandoned van in the bank’s parking lot, according to a court order. In the van, the authorities discovered: an AR-15 rifle and other firearms; a canister of the explosive tannerite; Ammunition; Books on survival, bomb-making, improvised weapons, and Islam; and drawings of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings, according to the court document.
Police arrested Treisman after he later returned to inquire at the bank about the location of his van, the judge wrote.
During an interview with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, Treisman told agents “he has an interest in terrorist incidents and mass shootings,” the court order said.
After executing a search warrant on Treisman’s cell phone and other electronic devices found in the van, the FBI discovered thousands of pictures and videos of child pornography, according to a court order.
In addition to the above information relating to Biden, the judge’s order listed other pieces of evidence discovered during the investigation, including:
• A note on Treisman’s cell phone made in 2019 that “describes a plan for a mass shooting at a food court in a mall at Christmas or Black Friday”.
• Images of the 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand that Treisman allegedly downloaded.
• An Internet post allegedly written by Treisman’s cell phone in February 2020 “referring to child rape and child pornography posting”.
• A video Treisman allegedly made in April 2020 while driving past the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. It had audio recordings of a man saying, “There it is. That’s it. That’s it, that’s what they did. Allah Akbar! Ah hah, beautiful.”
• A handwritten “autobiography” later found in Treisman’s prison cell relating to mass shootings.
• Images taken at a shooting range in Fort Bragg.
The judge’s court order ended with a statement that Treisman continues to pose a threat to the community and will therefore remain in custody while the trial on the child pornography possession charge continues.