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Alleged commander of militia reportedly said group was training to assassinate Clinton, Obama


Added 04-23-19 04:11:02pm EST - “The group has posted social media videos of its volunteers apprehending migrants crossing the U.S. border in New Mexico.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Alleged commander of militia reportedly said group was training to assassinate Clinton, Obama”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, the alleged "commander" of an armed militia group accused of illegally detaining migrants in New Mexico near the United States-Mexico border, made an initial appearance in federal court in Las Cruces on Monday morning. 

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, who goes by the name of Johnny Horton Jr., is allegedly the leader of a militia based at his home in a trailer park in northern New Mexico.

A federal complaint document stated that the FBI began looking into Hopkin's group at least two years ago and had reports that he had made threats against Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and George Soros.

Hopkins was arrested in Sunland Park Saturday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a federal complaint alleging he is a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

The complaint states that a 2017 search of Hopkins' home in Flora Vista, New Mexico, discovered loaded firearms and ammunition.

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