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Because Obama Is Black

Denver plot revealed, but only gun and drug charges for three

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Because Obama Is Black

AUGUST 26--The U.S. Attorney's office in Colorado filed felony weapon and drug charges today against Tharin Gartrell, Nathan Johnson, and Shawn Adolf, three idiots allegedly involved in a plot to kill Senator Barack Obama.

According to an affidavit filed in federal court in Denver, an excerpt of which you'll find here, an unnamed female told a Secret Service agent that she went to a hotel room on Saturday with the three men and another woman to ''chill and do drugs'' and that the men discussed how they ''could not believe how close he (Obama) was to becoming president,' and that no 'nigger' should ever live in the White House.'

The woman also told the agent that Adolf, 33, believed that the prospective Democratic presidential nominee had a suite on the third floor of the same Hyatt hotel in which they had rented their room. Johnson, 32, who began to cry during his questioning by the Secret Service admitted that Adolf had previously threatened to kill the Illinois senator and that the group's desire to assassinate him was not political, but 'because Obama is black.'

While none of the men have been charged with making threats against Obama, the trio came to the attention of the authorities after Aurora police stopped Gartrell, 28, for suspected drunk driving. A search of the vehicle turned up rifles (one with a scope), ammunition, a bulletproof vest, walkie-talkies, and drugs. Gartrell, Johnson, and Adolf are pictured above in mug shots from left to right. (6 pages)