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Man Charged With Threatening Nancy Pelosi Ordered Held Without Bond

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Man Charged With Threatening Nancy Pelosi Ordered Held Without Bond

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A man who authorities say threatened to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was on Thursday ordered held without bond pending trial. Magistrate Judge Michael Harvey denied a motion for release and set a preliminary hearing for Jan. 28. Harvey agreed to a request by U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, who opposed the motion while arguing defendant Cleveland Meredith is a “clearly disturbed, deranged, and dangerous individual.” According to court filings, Meredith was heading to Washington on Jan. 6 to participate in a protest when his truck broke down. After arriving in Washington the next day, Meredith allegedly wrote in a text message that he was “thinking about heading over to Pelosi [expletive]’s speech and putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.” He also wrote, “You get that one Mr. Marxist FBI Agent? Go FK yourself.” In other messages, he disparaged Democratic Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and threatened to kill her. …

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