Texas woman faces charges after threatening judge overseeing Trump's classified documents case

Texas woman faces charges after threatening judge overseeing Trump's classified documents case
Former President Donald Trump speaking at the 2022 Student Action Summit at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida (Gage Skidmore)

A Texas woman is now facing charges for making threats against the federal judge presiding over the U.S. Department of Justice's classified documents investigation involving former President Donald Trump.

According to NBC News, Tiffani Gish, a resident of Houston, Texas, was arrested after admitting to U.S. Marshalls that she did, in fact, call U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon and leave multiple threatening messages on his voicemail.

Per the federal complaint, according to the news outlet, Gish — who identified herself as the spy, "Evelyn Salt," from the 2010 film, Salt during the call — claimed Cannon was "'marked for assassination' and that she planned to shoot her in front of her family."

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During the calls, which were reportedly placed on Sept. 1, Gish is also said to have made a number of other statements. According to the court filings, she claimed to be "'in charge of nuclear' for the country and that she has a 'license to kill,'" the news outlet reports.

During the series of calls, Gish also claimed to be a "hitman" working for the former president. At another point during the claims, she also insisted Trump had a hand in overseeing the Sept. 11 attack in New York City and like Cannon, he is also marked for assassination.

Marshalls managed to confirm Gish's identity by doing a trace on her cell phone number used to place the calls.

Prosecutors also said that she "has a history of 'delusional conduct' and that she has 'claimed to be a CIA agent, a Navy SEAL, an Army Ranger, and someone familiar with nuclear weapons or war, all while intermixing threats to public officials such as former President Donald Trump or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.'"

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The filings also noted previous incidents where Gish claimed to be associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Back in 2021, she reportedly made a number of "un-credible, nonsensical information related to nuclear weapons."

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