Trump supporter found with pipe bombs accused of plot to attack Democrats
The FBI believes California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the Bay Area headquarters of Twitter and Facebook were targets of a man facing federal explosives charges, according to a criminal complaint.
Driving the news: Prosecutors charged Ian Benjamin Rogers after finding weapons including five pipe bombs, 49 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition following a Jan. 15 search of his Napa County home and auto repair business. His alleged goal was to ensure former President Trump remained in office.
- The suspected far-right extremist told the FBI he built the bombs “for entertainment purposes only,” according to the complaint, filed Tuesday.
- But agents found text messages sent from the 43-year-old’s phone…