Men Accused In Obama Plot Face More Charges

Two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama and dozens of others face more federal charges in Tennessee.

Daniel Cowart of Tennessee and Paul Schlesselman of Arkansas were indicted by a federal grand jury this month on firearms and conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors say more charges alleging damage to religious property and use of a firearm during a crime of violence were added Thursday.

Cowart and Schlesselman have been held in a West Tennessee jail
without bond since their arrests on Oct. 22.

The men were first taken into custody on allegations they shot out a window of a rural church. Cowart's attorney did not
immediately return a call seeking comment. Schlesselman's public
defender declines to comment on the case.

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  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:21 PM
    Just think, these are the two that they KNEW about...
  • by Jane Location: Wilson,NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 08:41 PM
    Obama will redistrube the wealth? He said he will. Wait till he gets in office people.
  • by Investor Location: NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 07:08 PM
    The Stock Market is below 8000. Jobs are going away fast. I hope you can get us out of this mess. I voted for you?
  • by Matt Location: Washington, NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    Talk about hate. Nov. 19 al - Qeade's Zawahiri criticised Mr Obama - whose father is Muslim - for betraying the Islamic world. "You were born to a Muslim father, but you chose to stand in the ranks of the enemies of the Muslims, and pray the prayer of the Jews, although you claim to be Christian, in order to climb the rungs of leadership in America," he said. Mr Obama was not an "honourable black American" like Malcolm X, he said, but an "abeed al-beit" - a word that translates as House Slave. Al Sharpton sould get on TV about Zwawhiri's statement this is real hate.
  • by Unemployed Location: NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    So where do were do I go from here to look for a job. Well, Washington isn't any help. The financial news networks are all preaching doom and gloom and at this stage the American people have gotten the message. Consumer spending has all but disappeared, the Big Three Automakers may run out of cash by the end of the year and the incoming administration hasn't announced ANY key appointments (like maybe Treasury Secretary Mr. Obama?) to assuage at least some of the fears on Wall Street. In short, our leaders from Washington to Wall Street to Detroit have all but failed us at this point. The American people have lost faith in almost all of them.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 06:44 PM
    Im sure they will bend over backwards to try and make an example out of these men.If they dont, then Im sure William "Beached Whale" Barber,the loud mouthed troublemaker from NAACP land will take a trip over to TN to try and cry about it.

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