By Steve Neavling
A Pennsylvania man who threatened to kill FBI agents in retaliation for searching former President Trump’s home in Florida has been sentenced to two years in federal prison, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Adam Bies was sentenced last week in federal court in Pittsburgh after pleading guilty in June to 14 counts, including interstate threats and influencing or retaliating against a federal officer by threat.
In August 2022, Bies posted the threats on the social media network Gab, where he wrote, “My only goal is to kill more of them (FBI agents) before I drop” and “If You Work For The FBI Then You Deserve To Die”.
He also wrote, “Every single piece of [expletive] who works for the FBI in any capacity, from the director down to the janitor who cleans their [expletive] toilets deserves to die. You’ve declared war on us and now it’s open season on YOU.”
In another post, Bies wrote, “HEY FEDS. We the people cannot WAIT to water the trees of liberty with your blood. I’ll be waiting for you to kick down my door.”
U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV also ordered Bies to serve three years of supervised release after he leaves prison.
The FBI National Threat Operations Section Social Media Exploitation team received a tip about Bies’ posts from MEMRI Domestic Terrorism Threat Monitor.