Chicago Woman Detained For Threats Against Trump And Family

A woman from Plainfield, Illinois, has been charged in Florida for allegedly sending emails threatening to shoot former President Donald Trump and his son Barron. The woman has been identified as Tracy Maria Fiorenza. Authorities first became aware of the emails in May and June this year and interviewed the woman in August.

A recently unsealed affidavit was filed on August 9 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The affidavit was filed in support of criminal charges against Fiorenza by a U.S. Secret Service agent.

The document shows that agents began investigating Fiorenza in early June after receiving a complaint. According to the affidavit, Fiornza sent two emails to the school threatening Trump and his family.

In the first email Fiorneza is alleged to have sent, she wrote “I will state that I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity that I get!” A second email dated June 6 reads “I am going to slam a bullet in Barron Trump’s head with his father IN SELF DEFENCE.”

Fiorenza was first contacted by US Secret Service Special Agent Sandra Trujillo from the Agency’s Chicago office in early June who offered Fiorenza several options to meet for a formal interview including public places and the defendant’s home. Ultimately, Fiorenza agreed to meet at the Chicago field office on June 14.

During the interview, Fiorenza was shown copies of the emails and confirmed to investigators that she had written and sent the messages intentionally. The affidavit states that Fiorenza was read her Miranda rights and was allowed to leave the office without being placed under arrest.

Fiorenza was arrested at her home in Illinois on August 21 and appeared before a judge at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago that morning. She was remanded into U.S. Marshall’s custody and will be transported to Florida to face charges.

News reports from the Chicago Sun-Times show that Fiorenza is being represented by Daniel Hesler. Hesler is an attorney with the Federal Defender Program and describes himself as a “do-gooder” attorney on Facebook. Hesler did not respond to a request for comment.

Authorities decided to place Fiorenza in custody prior to a hearing because the threats she allegedly made were directed at Barron Trump, a minor. The affidavit shows that charges are being sought under interstate communications laws rather than under the laws protecting former presidents and their families. Both crimes carry the same penalty.

Social media posts by Fiorenza — which have now been removed — show a pattern of violent rhetoric toward Trump and other elected officials. According to screenshots obtained by One America News, Fiorenza claims that the Trump family are the ringleaders of a Hollywood pedophile ring and that Trump used falsified educational records to get Barron placed in an exclusive education program.

Her posts also indicate that she reached out to the Secret Service in April after alleging that Trump was using “psychotronic” communications to control people, specifically “voice-to-skull” methods. These methods are part of a long-running conspiracy theory that alleges individual actors and governments use advanced technologies to control people using electromagnetic and microwave rays. Fiorenza includes a body map on her social media post that shows the various different physical reactions she believes can be controlled through psychotronic voice-to-skull techniques. This includes ailments ranging from involuntary muscle twitches to waking dreams.

Fiorenza claims that she is a member of the Illuminati and styles her name as Tracy Fiorenza de Rothschild though there is no evidence that she is a member of the famously wealthy family.

Investigators are drawing criticism online for the apparently different treatment Fiorenza received in light of the shooting death of a Utah man who made similar threats online against President Joe Biden. In that matter, Federal Bureau of Investigations agents attempted to serve an arrest warrant at the home of Craig Robertson, 75 on August 9.

According to the FBI, Robertson pointed a handgun at agents leading to the fatal shooting. Robertson had allegedly posted threatening messages about Biden and photographs of firearms ahead of a planned visit by the president to the state. Robertson’s fatal shooting occurred on the same day the affidavit against Fiorenza was filed in Florida.

Authorities in Chicago have not yet determined how or when Fiorenza will be remanded to Florida. The charges carry a maximum punishment of five years in prison and could result in fines of $200,000.