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Rope. Jamie Raskin sounds the alarm about Trump’s self-proclaimed “Retribution Secretary”

A Democratic lawmaker is urging congressional leadership to condemn a former government employee turned Donald Trump celebrant who has collected the names of 350 people he wants to see arrested or beaten if the former president were to return to the White House.

The “Deep State target list” compiled by Ivan Raiklin, a veteran and former employee of the US Defense Intelligence Agency who has called himself Trump’s future “Secretary of Retaliation,” is extensive, according to Raw Storywho first reported the news.

It includes the names of Democratic and Republican elected officials, journalists labeled Trump’s “political enemies,” US Capitol police officers and witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial and January 6 committee hearings, among others.

“This is a deadly serious report,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) to the channel.

“A retired US military officer has drawn up a ‘Deep State target list’ of public officials he considers traitors, along with our family members and staff. His hit list is a vigilante death sentence for hundreds of Americans and a clear and present danger to American democracy and the survival of freedom.”

Raskin went even further Wednesday, calling on House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to “condemn this dangerous plot.”

The Trump campaign did not respond to Raw Story’s requests for comment.

In response to a set of written questions from the outlet, Raiklin said, in part, “Look at my entire Deep State target list. That’s the beginning. This is scratching the surface of who’s going to be criminalized for their treason, okay?”

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