How come they did that? Someone is going to have to ask them, but the story grew much more complex as the driver was identified as Sai Varshith Kandula. It goes without saying that he didn’t quite match the “white supremacist” mold.
The DOJ has now abruptly reduced the charges in question, a move that is certain to lead to a lot of speculative discussions. The first accusations read as follows.
“The US Park Police said that the individual faces charges of threatening to murder, abduct, or inflict injury on a President, Vice President, or even family member, despite the fact that police have not released any more information about the claimed threat.”
“According to the Park Police, the motorist was also detained on suspicion of trespassing, damaging federal property, assault with a deadly weapon, and careless driving.”
All of those accusations have reportedly been dropped, and Kandula now just faces one count of depredation of United States property, according to a recent article (The New York Post).
He is said to have spent six months planning the assault with the intention of “gaining access to the White House, assuming power, and positioning himself as the leader of the nation,” according to documents.
Kandula was charged with advocating Nazism and Hitler while threatening to “Assassinate the President If that is what I must do.”
“He was first accused of trespassing, damaging government property, assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, and threatening to murder, abduct, or hurt the president, vice president, or a member of their family,” according to US Park Police.
“His federal charges have later been reduced to one count of depredation of United States property worth more than $1,000.”
Fox News reports that “prosecutors informed the court Kandula isn’t a US citizen.”