Is Trump suppoter Craig Robertson innocent? 75 year-old killed by FBI for threatening Biden on socialmedia

Is Trump suppoter Craig Robertson innocent? (Source:
Is Trump suppoter Craig Robertson innocent? (Source:


Craig Robertson, a citizen of Utah, was shot and murdered by the FBI as they attempted to apprehend him for making violent threats against Vice President Joe Biden. The Provo resident Craig Deleeuw Robertson is also accused of making threats against numerous other lawmakers. Keep reading to know more about it in detail.


75 year-old killed by FBI for ‘threatening’ Biden on socialmedia:

On Wednesday, hours before the president was scheduled to arrive in the state, FBI agents shot and killed Craig Robertson, an armed Utah man who was accused of making threats against Vice President Joe Biden.

The FBI office in Salt Lake City informed The Post in a statement that the fatal shooting happened in Provo about 6:15 a.m. as the authorities attempted to serve arrest and search warrants at a residence.

The suspect at the core of the investigation that led to Wednesday’s raid was identified as 75-year-old Craig Robertson in a federal complaint that The Post got from the Utah US Attorney’s office.

A spokesman for the agency stated that one person hit by gunfire had passed away, but she would not provide any other information on the “agent-involved shooting.”

The statement read,

“The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously,”

“In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under review by the FBI’s Inspection Division.”

Two law enforcement sources who spoke to the Associated Press under the condition of anonymity said that Robertson was carrying a weapon at the time.

Prior to speaking on the PACT Act, which increased benefits for veterans, at a Veterans Affairs facility in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Biden traveled to Utah on Wednesday. A fundraising event for his reelection was also scheduled.

A lady who was identified in public documents as Mr. Robertson’s daughter declined to speak when contacted by phone, and a White House representative said that Mr. Biden had been briefed on the subject.


Is Trump suppoter Craig Robertson innocent?

Craig Deleeuw Robertson, a resident of Provo, is said to have made threats against numerous other politicians in social media posts. He is also charged in court filings with threatening to retaliate against the FBI during an investigation.

According to court documents, Robertson was described by the FBI as a white man “approximately 70-75 years old” who was observed “wearing a dark suit (later observed as having an AR-15 style rifle lapel pin attached), a white shirt, a red tie, and a multi-colored (possibly camouflage) hat bearing the word “TRUMP” on the front.”

Following months of graphic internet threats against a number of public individuals, Robertson wrote on Monday that he had learned that Biden was traveling to Utah and that he was going to start “cleaning the dust off the M24 sniper rifle” and get out his camouflage outfit. This statement was made in court filings.

Two FBI officers reportedly visited Robertson’s home following the original caution regarding him from Truth Social in March, according to court records. They discovered Robertson sporting a Trump cap and what was characterized as a “AR-15 style rifle lapel pin” in the search warrant affidavit.

He allegedly informed them his initial threat was only “a dream” and that they only come back with a warrant, according to the affidavit. Days later, he wrote on Facebook, according to an affidavit referenced in the post, “To my friends in the Federal Bureau of Idiots: I know you’re reading this and you have no idea how close your agents came to ‘violent eradication.'”

His Recent Facebook posts:

Robertson stated in a different undated social media post that was referenced in the document:  “Hey FBI, you still monitoring my social media? Checking so I can have a loaded gun handy in case you drop by again.”

The SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online extremism, uncovered a post from July 21 that says, “If I really told you what I’d like to do to Joe Biden Facebook would censor me and the FBI would pay me another visit.”

Robertson referred to himself as a “MAGA Trumper,” an allusion to the slogan “Make America Great Again” used by the late president, and he also issued threats against high-ranking law enforcement officers in charge of the charges against Trump that are currently in court.

Along with a long list of other online threats, Robertson also mentioned a “presidential assassination” and made threats against prominent law enforcement figures in cases involving Trump, including Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, and New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Authorities claim Robertson wrote in a September 2022 Facebook post that was included in the documents, ” The time is right for a presidential assassination or two. First Joe then Kamala!!! ”

After Robertson wrote about “waiting in the courthouse parking garage” with a suppressed firearm and wanting to “put a nice hole in his forehead,” the FBI received a report about the Bragg threat via Trump’s own social media platform Truth Social in March. His access to the platform has since been suspended.

The social media remarks allegedly written by Robertson, according to SITE co-founder Rita Katz, highlight the difficulties facing law enforcement personnel who must determine when speech becomes a real threat.

State records show that Robertson operated a bespoke woodworking company but failed to renew his license after it ran out the previous year. Robertson claimed on LinkedIn to have spent 45 years in the field of structural steel and welding inspection before retiring and launching his own company, with a focus on “custom designs.”

The shooting is being investigated by the FBI, but no other information was made available right away.

Next to the entrance was a damaged window, and inside were crooked blinds. (Source: Facebook)
Next to the entrance was a damaged window, and inside were crooked blinds.
(Source: Facebook)


Neighbor’s statement:

Neighbors described Robertson as a fragile, old man who needed a hand-carved stick to help him move. His internet profile listed his age as 74. Despite frequently carrying a gun, they claimed he didn’t pose a threat.

“There’s no way that he was driving from here to Salt Lake City, setting up a rifle and taking a shot at the president — 100% no way,” a neighbor, Andrew Maunder, said outside the church across from Robertson’s street.

Republicans, who have long positioned themselves as the party of law and order, have intensified their criticism of law enforcement, particularly the FBI, at the same time as the attack. Even though Christopher Wray, a person he nominated to lead the agency, is doing so, Trump has consistently attacked it.

Wray himself has issued a warning about the perils of current rhetoric. As the former president has stepped up his criticism of the FBI, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and the state and federal prosecutors who have brought three different criminal charges against him recently, some authorities have grown more and more frightened.

Travis Lee Clark, who has worked at their church ward together and has known Robertson for years, described Robertson as being “frail of health,” a skilled woodworker, and a “established icon” in their neighborhood. Clark, who was perplexed that Robertson was seen as a significant threat, observed that Robertson supported himself on a walking staff he had made out of wood.

Clark remarked, “He was a boomer, and he was very political, and sometimes he made off-color jokes… but nothing that indicated it was a threat,” adding that he hadn’t seen Robertson’s Facebook posts until after his passing.

Clark estimated that Robertson had a collection of 20 guns, though he added that this wasn’t out of the ordinary for the region.

Businessman Paul Searing, who once resided in Provo before moving to the nearby town of Orem, claimed to have followed Robertson online for years and even warned him when he thought the other man was posting things that were inappropriate.

Searing said,

“He believed in his right to bear arms. He believed in his right to say what he feels. When it came down to it, he knew the Lord wouldn’t have approved of killing innocent people,”

“Things got out of hand because he just was really frustrated.”

Police officers were observed Wednesday entering and exiting the Provo home where the alleged altercation took place and which is linked to Robertson via public records.

The blinds inside were awry, and a broken window could be seen just next to the door.

Police had blocked the street leading up to the residence.

With the Wasatch Mountains rising in the background, the residence is just a short distance from a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting place.


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