Queens man not guilty of phone threats against Donald Trump, says Brooklyn federal jury
A Brooklyn Federal Court jury acquitted a 72- year-old man of charges he threatened to kill former President Donald Trump in a series of rambling phone calls to the Secret Service in 2021.. - Drew Angerer/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn Federal Court jury acquitted a 72-year-old man of charges he threatened to kill former President Donald Trump in a series of rambling phone calls to the Secret Service in 2021. Thomas Welnicki was accused of threatening to kill or assist in the murder of Trump by telling Secret Service agents of threats that included the statement: “I will do anything and everything that I can to see that Donald Trump is dead.” “Mr. Welnicki’s belief in the beauty of democracy was reaffirmed today,” Welnicki’s defense lawyer, Deirdre Von Dornum said of his acquittal. Von Dornum told the f...