Ben Pearce's POTUS Threat: Potential Connection to 2015 Cyanide Attack

Does Ben Pearce’s Confession Offer Clues to 2015 Cyanide Attack on White House?

On Easter Sunday, Ben Pearce shocked the world when he announced that he had delivered poison to President Trump. Since then, he has made no indication that his comments were anything other than serious. In fact, Pearce doubled down and implied that he sent contaminated foodstuffs as well. Readers can only imagine the hustle as Secret Service scrambled to check every holiday decoration searching for Pearce’s “cyanide egg.”

I also sent him some jelly... what’s your point?
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceDJ) March 17, 2018 

There has been no official word yet if any toxic chemicals have been found at the White House, but Pearce’s admission was posted almost three years to the day from when the Secret Service announced a similar threat had been neutralized. In March of 2015, a letter contaminated with cyanide was discovered at a screening office. Thankfully it was caught before being delivered, but its destination was the White House. In our research, we could find no arrests that were made. This makes the 2015 attack a cold case.

Pearce’s alleged terror attack seems nearly identical. If he was a serial cyanide sender, it is possible that he learned from the failures of the previous attack and opted to plant the poison in an innocuous Easter egg instead of a plain envelope, trying to disguise the toxin as another brightly colored children’s toy. To think that someone could hide something so dangerous in a place where a kid would actively seek it, expecting candy and treats, gives parents across the country another in a long list of fears for their children.

Ben Pearce's Hatred For Donald Trump Is Clear

Other Twitter postings seem to make Pearce’s motive clear: He hates Donald Trump and thinks the man awful. If his grudge is only with the sitting president, it would seem to suggest that he was not also responsible for the 2015 attack when President Obama was still in office. Of course, as a self-admitted foreign entity hostile towards the United States, it is possible that Ben Pearce would want to harm any sitting president, regardless of political party.

Music is expression... absolutely political and speaking about their views. Most musicians are anti trump because he is a vile scumbag.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceDJ) March 17, 2018 

Legal Precedence Spells bad News for DJ claiming responsibility for Terror Attack

If the White House does not find Pearce’s death egg, there are two possibilities. The first is that the package was somehow lost in transit. Not an impossibility: thousands of packages are lost each year, especially considering this is an international delivery. The second option is that Pearce never sent the package; that he made the whole thing up. If that’s the case, does it mean that Pearce is off the hook?

The answer is: Very unlikely. Ben Pearce claimed to have sent the president poison. In law, this is known as a terroristic threat. If someone makes a call that there is a bomb on a plane, they are still arrested, even if there was never a bomb to begin with. We saw a very similar case in 2013, when Jarvis Britton tweeted, just like Pearce, that President Obama could be killed with cyanide. Jarvis, along with many others who had threatened presidential assassination on Twitter, were arrested and served jail time. So which option is it? Is Ben Pearce another terrorist who’s plans were foiled by his big mouth? Or is he just a senseless Twitter user whose big mouth lands him in jail?

Update: Ben Pearce has denied involvement with the 2015 attack. We will keep readers posted as the investigation continues. He still has not explicitly denied committing the 2018 attack.

Bradley Birch / Guest Contributor

I am a Systems Engineer from the battleground state of Pennsylvania. I am the creator of many things, including video games, board games, software, websites, art, comedy and writing. I worked as a political activist during the 2016 US elections and continue to champion individual liberties.
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