Woman charged with threatening judge who granted Trump special master request

The defendant reportedly claimed to be a federal agent and said Trump "sold" her nuclear arsenal to use in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Updated: September 13, 2022 - 10:15am

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A Texas woman has been charged for allegedly making violent threats against the federal judge in Florida who is overseeing former President Trump's request to appoint a special master to review the documents seized last month by the FBI from his home.

An affidavit filed by federal officials last week alleges that on Sept. 1, Tiffani Shea Gish left three threatening voicemails on U.S. Judge Aileen Cannon's phone under the pseudonym "Evelyn Salt," a character in the 2010 spy film "Salt."

The threats were made days after Cannon had indicated she was likely to appoint a special master but before she said yes to Trump's request to have a neutral, third-party overseer known as a special master.

Grish told Cannon that Trump is "disqualified, he's marked for assassination and so are you, you stupid b****, stand the f*** down or get shot ... and guess what, I'm also Trump's hitman, so consider it a bullet to your head from Donald Trump himself," the filing states.

In another voicemail, Grish reportedly claimed to be a federal agent and said Trump "sold" her nuclear arsenal to use in the 9/11 terror attacks. She then said, according to the document: "I'm going to personally throw a bullet to your f****** head in front of your kids."

Another filing made one day after the affidavit asks for Gish to receive a mental health evaluation and states that she has a history of "delusional conduct" and threatening public officials. 

Gish faces federal charges of influencing a federal official through threat and using interstate communications to make a threat to kidnap or injure.