By Steve Neavling
The federal judge in Hawaii who ruled against Donald Trump’s travel ban has been receiving threatening messages, the FBI said Thursday.
The FBI said it’s prepared to help after being made aware of the threats against U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, CBS News reports.
“The U.S. Marshals service will do a critical risk assessment, look at the threat, make an analysis, and determine the level of protection needed,” Former federal agent Tommy Aiu said.
Watson blocked the enforcement of the ban on new visas from six predominately Muslim countries. The judge also blocked the suspension of the nation’s refugee program.
The judge said Trump was unable to demonstrate that the eight countries are a danger to the U.S. and that they amount to a ban on Muslims.