Man charged with threatening Fauci, NIH director

Source: The Hill | July 28, 2021 | Mychael Schnell

A man has been charged with threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, and Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., 56, was charged on Tuesday with threats against a federal official and interstate communication containing a threat to harm after uncovered emails showed him vowing to kill the federal officials and their families, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.

Connally allegedly threatened to harm and/or kill Fauci, Collins and members of their families in emails that were sent by an account from a secure, encrypted email services provider based in Switzerland. The threats occurred from Dec. 28, 2020 until July 21, 2021, authorities said.

In one email, Connally said that Fauci, who also serves as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and his family would be “dragged into the street, beaten to death, and set on fire,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office, citing the affidavit filed in support of the criminal case.

On April 24, seven emails containing threats were allegedly sent from the encrypted account to Fauci in a matter of seven minutes, from 10:05 p.m. to 10:12 p.m.

Just before Fauci received the messages, Collins received four emails filled with threats from the same address, officials said.

Further investigation revealed that the encrypted email account was associated with Connally, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Connally also allegedly used the mail.com account to converse with another person about Fauci. Authorities said the two discussed ideas that the federal official was “engaged in fraud regarding HIV and AIDS, which was also one of the topics of the first threatening email sent from the encrypted account to Dr. Fauci on December 28, 2020.”

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    I guess we’ve always had hateful people. But it seems since Obama was president, that hatred which had been buried has been bubbling to the surface. Trump and his collaborators have become expert in exploiting that hatred.

    I hope a judge throws the book at Connally. He deserves the maximum penalty.

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