Former President Donald Trump posted on his social media platform what he claimed was the home address of former President Barack Obama on the same day that a man with guns in his van was arrested near the property, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in revealing new details about the case.
Taylor Taranto, 37, who prosecutors say participated in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, kept two firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside a van he had driven cross-country and had been living in, according to a Justice Department motion that seeks to keep him behind bars.
On the day of his June 29 arrest, prosecutors said, Taranto reposted a Truth Social post from Trump containing what Trump claimed was Obama’s home address. In a post on Telegram, Taranto wrote: “We got these losers surrounded! See you in hell, Podesta’s and Obama’s.” That’s a reference to John Podesta, the former chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Democratic presidential campaign.
NEW: Taylor Taranto's erratic and menacing wave of threats — to Obama, Raskin, McCarthy and others — prompted a more urgent effort by law enforcement to apprehened him despite being identified more than a year earlier as a participant in the Jan. 6 breach. https://t.co/puv0V2OLoT— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) July 5, 2023
NEW: Justice Dept will argue today that Taylor Taranto was menacing TWO elementary schools last month.... before his arrest outside former President Obama's home (allegedly w/ van stocked w/ guns and ammo nearby)— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 12, 2023