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Scott Gessler death threats: Man says he wants to shoot the Secretary, knows where he lives

After the call to Gessler's office, CBI agents went to the suspect's Denver home, where he admitted that he'd made the call and had intended it to be threatening, the report says.

He told investigators that he did threaten "to put a bullet in his head." But the man said he never intended to actually injure Gessler, and he doesn't have any firearms, according to the CBI.

Scott Gessler talks to reporters.jpeg
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Secretary of State Scott Gessler addressing reporters earlier this year.

"I've warned him! I can't control him!" the man's wife reportedly told agents.

The man told CBI investigators that he never wanted to break the law in the first place, then repeatedly stated: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.... They were just words."

As he prepared to leave, the agent told the man that the CBI was also investigating an e-mail threat. Before the agent could even finish his sentence, the report says, the man "loudly" stated, "I only threaten people by phone, not on the computer! On the computer is where the cook's are!"

Officials believe that second threat came from a different party.

Here's the full CBI report, with redactions.
CBI

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Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@Westword.com.



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ReganB
ReganB

So this guy admits Doug Lamborn and Scott Gessler should have bullets put in their head. He admits to having full intention of his threats being credible, by their threatening nature, and his wife admits she can't control him. Hmmm, This should play out well.

Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

He's doing what he should be doing. Preventing those ineligible to vote from voting.

Josh Moore
Josh Moore

So it's just another typical loud mouth lefty then. I love how they're supposed to be the peaceful bunch! They're always the ones protesting and smashing windows and starting fights and trashing parks and burning down forests.... It's a long list of liberal lunacy.

Corey Donahue
Corey Donahue

Through an Open Records request, we now have new details on one disturbing phone call and the subsequent investigation -- and more information is expected this week. HEY SAM, HOW ABOUT CORA REQUESTING AND GETTING THE THE DISTURBING PHONE CALL BETWEEN NIXONLOOPER AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A64. Really? This threat is more of news then government officals discussing your constitutional rights? Let´s break this down. Scott Gessler, getting killed by whoever affects very few people. But a discussion of our constiutional rights affects everyone. So, why shill for the Gov Sam?

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

Maybe if he wasn't using state money to go to the republican convention this wouldn't happen. What else is he doing that is unethical?

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Through an Open Records request, we now have new details on one disturbing phone call and the subsequent investigation -- and more information is expected this week.HEY SAM, HOW ABOUT CORA REQUESTING AND GETTING THE THE DISTURBING PHONE CALL BETWEEN NIXONLOOPER AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A64.  Really? This is more of news then government officals discussing your constitutional rights?

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