On Friday, a Pennsylvania dissident was outraged by the FBI’s search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, allegedly vowing to kill as many federal agents as possible before they caught him. ta.
“Come and get me you a piece of damn feds,” he wrote on social media. “I will kill you.”
On Monday, Adam Bies, 48, found himself handcuffed instead.
Self-describing”User experience designer, marketer, adventure photographer and storyteller“Began posting threats of violence” in the days after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida on August 8, 2022, according to an unsealed criminal complaint Monday in Pittsburgh federal court.
Bies posted on August 10 on social network far right Gabunder the screen name”BlankFocus,” the complaint states. “You have declared war on us and now is the season opening for YOU.” In another post that day, Bies is said to have written: “HEY FEDS. We who can’t WAIT to water the plants of liberty with your blood. I will wait for you to come knock on my door. “
On August 11, the FBI National Threat Operations Division’s Social Media Mining Team received a tip from a BlankFocus nonprofit. The group was alarmed by a post that read, “I knew I was going to die at the hands of those bastard children abusing the power of law enforcement,” according to the complaint. “My only goal is to kill more of them before taking down. I will not spend a second of my life in their custody.”
Another warned, “I sincerely believe that if you work for the FBI, you deserve to DIE.”
The FBI immediately subpoenaed Gab for registrant information associated with the account linked to the email address “firstname.lastname@example.org.” But a chat transcript Gab provided to the FBI removed any suspicion that this was an alias used by Bies, the lawsuit said.
“I use a pseudonym for my photography and Gab so that Murica ‘can’t google me out of work,’ innocent Bies said in a chat, according to the lawsuit.
In other posts, Bies compared US federal agents to Nazi SS officers and members of the KGB, the lawsuit states. Days before his arrest, federals say that Bies mocked Gab’s CEO, Andrew Torba, tagging him in a post, “It’s totally okay that the government keeps telling you that they were going to kill you, but when we decided we had enough and told them we would slaughter THEM, you would be banned from Gab. @one [Andrew Torba] go ahead and ban me, dammit,” added,” @a just gave me an account warning today saying a bunch of kids molesting at the FBI should be taken down. “
In addition to chat logs, Gab provided investigators with the IP address used to log into the account, which led agents directly to Bies’ front door in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Second, a phone listed under his name went straight to voicemail. However, he has left behind a large number of digital links online, both under his own name and his own guerrilla name, that provide some insight into the near state of mind. here is his.
“I threw away a 25-year career in software and marketing after turning down vaccines, to pursue a career in internet trolling sponsored by my own art.” Bies’ now-deleted Gab profile says, his hawk prints. “Why spend $500 on a Hunter Biden crack pipeline doodle when you can buy REAL ART for $20 or more?
The Daily Beast reviewed Bies’ other posts, as BlankFocus, before his account was deleted Monday afternoon.
One said: “I lost over 100 followers today because I think the FBI is a bunch of scum, child molesters who deserve to be targeted.” “Stubborn bastards. Hang out where you belong, instead it’s the damn Chamber of Commerce kid Mitch McConnell harassing RINO scum. Hopefully YOUR kids will be on the next menu at whatever new hell has replaced Epstein Island. “
In another, he wrote, “I will never treat scum democrats with respect or befriend you in any way for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to see all of you stupid pieces of trash die from vaccine side effects. “
One website under the name Adam Kenneth Campbellwas linked to Bies’ Gab account and used an alias the feds say Bies used, including a lengthy write-up about what “Campbell” wanted out of life.
“I won’t film your wedding,” It says. “If you made it so deep into my story, do you think I would be the right person to have in the room while some angry brides are going on a rampage on her wedding day? I am not interested in filming events unless I am present at the event of my own will. “
He is also against foreign employees in US companies, claims that he has seen “A ton of American workers lost their jobs to foreigners.”
However, for all of Bies’ support for Trump in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago search, he’s not necessarily enamored with him in the past.
“The day after being impeached, the leader of the free world took the time to grab women by the throat, to disrupt Sesame Street, and to let the kids know that ‘It’s all BULLSHIT! ,” he wrote, pasting in a GIF of Trump and 2020 rival Hillary Clinton. “Believe me, people always say to me: ‘Adam, don’t go share your political views, or you’ll lose half your customers.’ You say half? Why not get rid of all my potential clients by saying that if you really support either of these clowns, then you are part of the problem in our country. Out of 330 million people to choose from, are these 2 retarded kids the best we can think of? “
On one of his other websites, Bies says he’s been in the “creative business for over 25 years,” listing various projects, such as becoming a top user experience designer for PNC Bank. in 2019.
“Experience has shown me that I do not thrive in [sic] organization, ” Bies wrote.
Bies ‘arrested in the background Trump’s massive campaign twice impeached to discredit the FBI after a search of the office’s court-approved classified documents. Last week, an armed man upset about the raid attempted to infiltrate the FBI’s Cincinnati Field Office before dying in a gunfight with police. The FBI is currently seeing an “unprecedented” number of threats, according to CNN.
Federal prosecutor requested that Bies continue to be detained pending trial. He was charged with influencing, obstructing, or retaliation against federal law enforcement officers.