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Arizona Man Accused Of Threatening Congressman Adam Schiff

Arizona Department of Transportation

A March 9 trial date has been set for an Arizona man accused of making a threatening phone call to Democratic California Congressman Adam Schiff last year.

Federal court records say Jan Peter Meister was indicted on accusations that he called Schiff's Washington office from Tucson around October 1 and left an expletive-laden voicemail saying he planned to injure Schiff.

Prosecutors say Meister told authorities he was intoxicated when he called and didn’t remember specifics.

Authorities reported finding two handguns, a rifle and over 700 rounds of ammunition at Meister’s residence.

The U.S. House launched its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in late September, and Schiff was one of the leaders behind the effort.

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