Federal law enforcement officials charged an Iranian national and member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of trying to kill former Trump national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday this week. John Bolton was allegedly the intended victim of the assassination attempt.
In retaliation for the Trump administration’s killing of notorious terrorist Qasem Soleimani, who was the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force, Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, Iran, is charged with trying to arrange the assassination of John Bolton. Soleimani, as you may recall was the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC-QF).
According to a statement released by the Department of Justice, Poursafi made an offer of $300,000 to individuals in an effort to hire them to carry out the assassination in or around the nation’s capital.
Poursafi shared with a trustworthy source that he would pay them one million dollars in exchange for a second target if they were able to complete the mission successfully. Poursafi stated that surveillance of the second target had already been carried out on the ground in the United States using methods conducted from methods on the ground in the United States.
Poursafi was formally charged with supplying and attempting to offer material support to a transnational murder conspiracy in addition to using interstate commerce facilities to carry out a murder-for-hire.
Poursafi faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if found guilty of engaging in murder-for-hire and up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for offering and attempting to offer material support to a transnational murder plot, respectively.
Everyone is out to get President Trump and anyone else who has been associated with him it’s just crazy. But I’d be willing to bet that it’s all tied together somehow.