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Woman sentenced to prison for threatening judge overseeing Trump classified documents case

Gish's threat to have Cannon assassinated in front of her family was for “helping” former President Trump.

Published: February 10, 2024 12:42pm

A woman who was using "interstate communications” to threaten the Florida judge overseeing former President Donald Trump's classified documents case has been sentenced to three years in prison. 

Tiffani Gish, 50, from Houston, Texas, was sentenced on Friday for leaving U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon threatening voicemails and using interstate communications to do so, according to The Hill.

Gish also claimed to be a member of military combat units who had experience and was “familiar with weapons of war.”

She also threatened that Cannon would get a "bullet in the head.”

Gish's threat to have Cannon assassinated in front of her family was for “helping” former President Trump, according to CNN.  

“Donald Trump has been disqualified long ago, and he’s marked for assassination. You’re helping him, ma’am,” Gish allegedly said to Cannon in a voicemail, reported CNN. 

“He’s marked for assassination and so are you,” she allegedly said, and told Judge Cannon to “stand the f*ck down or get shot.”

U.S. District Judge David Hittner sentenced Gish to 37 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. 

Gish is expected to remain in custody before being transferred to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility, according to the Department of Justice. 

“Holding Tiffani Gish accountable for her threats to assassinate a federal judge sends a strong message that we have no tolerance for those — who often hide behind a far-off keyboard or phone line — seeking to undermine our democratic institutions by threatening the safety of the people who help those same institutions thrive,” U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani said, according to The Hill

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