This past Wednesday, one woman chose to plead guilty to a number of failed attempts to poison a selection of public officials by mailing them a series of threatening letters that contained a type of homemade ricin toxins to their homes, targets included former President of the United States Donald Trump at the White House in 2020.
55-year-old Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, who is known to hold dual citizenship in both France and Canada, openly admitted to making the ricin poison, a very effective and deadly poison that is synthesized out of castor beans, while at her home in Quebec, Canada, and trying to send it via mail to a number of Texas State law enforcement officials along with Trump back in September of 2020, explained the Justice Department in a news release.
As part of her letter to Trump, CNN stated that Ferrier wrote, “You ruin USA and lead them to disaster. I have US cousins, then I don’t want the next 4 years with you as President. Give up and remove your application for this election!”
Ferrier also labeled Trump “The Ugly Tyrant Clown” in the letter, explained outlet BBC.
The letter, which Ferrier made reference to as her “special gift,” contained traces of her fingerprints which ended up being identified by the FBI.
“If it doesn’t work, I’ll find better recipe for another poison, or I might use my gun when I’ll be able to come,” expressed the note.
As part of her agreement, Ferrier pleaded guilty to a number of prohibitions with respect to biological weapons across two separate criminal cases at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
“There is no place for political violence in our country, and no excuse for threatening public officials or endangering our public servants,” expressed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew M. Graves as part of a recent press release. “We hope this resolution will serve as a warning that using our mail system to send a toxic substance and other threats of this type will cost you your freedom for many years.”
Authorities stated that Ferrior’s “reckless actions” could have ended up hurting innocent postal employees, innocent bystanders, or even first responders.
A tweet was also used as evidence from September 2020 in which Ferrier claimed that someone should “please shoot [T]rump in the face.”
These letters, which were mailed by Ferrier from Canada, also used threatening language, and the letter addressed to Trump called on him to “[g]ive up and remove [his] application for this election.”