UPDATE: Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, Accused White House Shooter, Charged With Attempted Assassination Of President; Obama Allegedly Described By Suspect As ‘The Devil’ And The ‘Anti-Christ’ — A Person Who Needed To Be Killed

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez: Source: U.S. Park Police.

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez has been charged by the FBI with attempting to assassinate President Obama by firing repeated rounds from a car at the White House after dark and then fleeing the Veterans Day shooting scene in Washington.

Ortega-Hernandez, 21, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, also is known as Oscar Ramiro Ortega. He was arrested in western Pennsylvania on Wednesday and made a preliminary court appearance in Pittsburgh yesterday. The case against him was filed in Washington, and he’ll be returned there to face the charges. (Demonstrating that it’s a small world and that judges have overlapping duties and encounter cases of all types, the arrest warrant for Ortega-Hernandez was issued by the same U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia who issued the seizure warrants in the August 2008 AdSurfDaily Ponzi case. Meanwhile, the U.S. Secret Service is involved in the Ortega-Hernandez prosecution, as is the office of U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. The Secret Service and Machen’s office also are prosecuting the ASD case. )

An FBI agent who prepared the affidavit noted that investigators had found witnesses at the shooting scene — and also had interviewed Idaho witnesses who know Ortega-Hernandez. One witness, according to the affidavit, told investigators that the suspect had come to believe that the government was conspiring against him.

The same Idaho witness told investigators that Ortega-Hernandez wanted to “hurt” Obama and referred to him as “the anti-Christ.” Another witness, relating a conversation about Ortega-Hernandez, said that Ortega-Hernandez had been heard expressing that he “needed to kill” the President.

Yet another witness told investigators that Ortega-Hernandez claimed Obama was “the devil” and that that Ortega-Hernandez was “preparing for something” and would not stop “until it’s done.”

Ortega-Hernandez, according to the affidavit, told the witness that Obama “needed to be taken care of.”

Investigators said a witness told them that Ortega-Hernandez owned a black gun with a “huge butt” — and that the gun was missing from the bedroom of Ortega-Hernandez when he left Idaho last month driving a black Honda Accord. The gun was described by another witness as a black “AK-47-like gun” with a “scope-like thing” on top.

A witness in Washington observed shots being fired toward the White House “through the passenger-side window” of a dark car that had stopped in front of her. The car then sped away, according to the account of the witness in the affidavit. Another witness described hearing approximately eight sounds of a “popping noise” coming from the car and observing “puffs of air” coming from the passenger side.

Ironically, police found the car abandoned on the lawn of the U.S. Institute of Peace. A witness in that area said the operator of the car fled on foot after trying to restart it. Inside the car, a black Honda Accord in which Ortega-Hernandez was one of two registered owners, investigators found a Romanian Cugir SA semiautomatic assault rifle with a large scope, three magazines loaded with cartridges and “several additional boxes” of ammunition.

They also found a hooded jacket emblazoned with the letters “LA, ” a baseball bat, brass knuckles,  and a sales receipt from a Walmart in Fairfax, Va. The receipt was dated Nov. 11 — the day of the shooting — at “approximately” 5 p.m. Investigators went to Walmart and retrieved the surveillance video, which revealed Ortega-Hernandez had been inside the store wearing the “LA” jacket at roughly 5 p.m., according to the affidavit.

Authorities did not describe what Ortega-Hernandez had purchased at Walmart.

Investigators discovered that police in Arlington County, Va., had encountered Ortega-Hernandez and his car about six hours earlier — at 11 a.m. — after receiving a report about a suspicious person. Arlington police recorded the plate number of the Honda Accord and took photos of Ortega-Hernandez.

Although Arlington officers sought permission to search the car, Ortega-Hernandez refused, the FBI said in the affidavit.

Six hours later, Ortega-Hernandez was at the Walmart — and four-plus hours after that, he was opening fire at the White House after dark and speeding away, according to the affidavit. Sunset in Washington on Nov. 11 occurred at approximately 4:57 p.m. ET. The shots rang out at approximately 9:04 p.m., according to the affidavit.

Investigators found nine spent shell casings in the car, according to the affidavit. Because Ortega-Hernandez apparently was wearing the “LA” attire prior to his alleged 5 p.m. Walmart visit, it seems possible that one part of the ongoing probe will focus on what he purchased at the store and what he did for the next four-plus hours before opening fire.

Investigators found “several confirmed bullet impact points” at or above the second story of the White House, according to the affidavit. The First Family’s living quarters are on the second and third stories.

Although the President was not home at the time of the shooting, the White House is occupied around the clock. Whether other members of the First Family were home is unclear. What is clear is that investigators believe Ortega-Hernandez had contempt for the government in general and Obama in specific — and opened fire on the White House from an automobile and made sure he had plenty of ammunition and a means of getting away

Two assistant U.S. Attorneys from Machen’s office supervised the preparation of the documents that led to the issuance of the arrest warrant for Ortega-Hernandez. The FBI agent who prepared the affidavit has more than 15 years’ experience in law enforcement and was assisted in the early hours of the probe by the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Park Police and other agencies, according to the affidavit.


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  1. Great post!

    I don’t think Jesus II, oops I mean Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, is going to be the only assassin we see moving closer to elections. Although the targets might change. America is really in a lot of trouble.

    Be prepared and stay safe my friend.

  2. The problem the feds have now: Is what statute do they charge him with violating?

    Because, if they charge him with attempting to kill the President, any attorney a year out of law school will simply ask for proof that Obama is the President;

    Me?, I don’t think Obama is the President. The office of the President of the United States is vacant at present. I know, he got the most votes, etc., but he’s not eligible to hold the office because he’s not a citizen of the US, which is a basic requirement of the US constitution.

    Make no mistake, I don’t want this guy running around trying to kill people. He should be locked up — but only in the same way that ordinary crazy people are treated, ie., such people are hospitalized, treated and moved into half-way houses to help them rebuild their lives.

    I guess my main point is this: I consider Obama a much more serious threat to the life, safety and well-being of the citizens of the US than this poor fellow.

  3. It’s a site with a story about an attempt on the President…not a conspiracy messageboard

  4. It amazes me that the “birthers” or whatever you want to call people who are idiots, are still at it. I consider Jules Gilbert to be indicative of “what’s wrong with America”, namely, people who don’t believe something even if you prove it. Conspiracies abound if you listen to these folks. Besides, does Jules think that John McCain would be any better (or different)

    Shooting AT the White House is not what I would consider an attempt on the president. It’s the act of a nut job with a gun. But it will get him some serious charges, regardless.

    To all of you Birthers, give it a rest! His term is almost up and you nimrods need something else to deem a conspiracy, like NESARA maybe!

  5. Yes, what ORO-T did was wrong, is illegal, and surely!, he should be in a mental hospital.

    I hope he is. Instead of a jail.

    And please don’t think I’m a “conspiracy”, though I suppose I am, I believe that senior Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi, Obama, and proably a dozen or so others, knew that Obama wasn’t a citizen of the US, and conspired to keep this information from the voting public.

    So, yes, I suppose I am a “Conspiracy” theorist. But I also am tired of bad government.

    And something else, too. I am not someone who is anti-immigrant. I very much believe that our nation, and even the world!, is a better place because America has for years offered refuge to people who wanted to leave their country of birth and start over.

    See, I’m not anti-immigrant, I’m simply anti-criminal. If Obama had gone for the governorship of Illinois, well, I’d be fine with that.

    About this guy, ORO-T, I hope he is able to get the care he needs and is kept away from guys, probably forever.

    But I meant what I said and implied; People such as Pelosi, Obama, et al, have done real harm to our country. Whereas this mental patient, he’s practically citizen of the year compared to Obama.

  6. So, Jules, what do you think of John McCain having run for US President even though he was born in Panama?

  7. Jules Gilbert: I believe that senior Democrats, such as Nancy Pelosi, Obama, and proably a dozen or so others, knew that Obama wasn’t a citizen of the US, and conspired to keep this information from the voting public.

    WOW !!

    You’d better run out and tell the rest of the world.

    What an excellent job they did.

    A lot smarter people than you or I have fallen for the story.

    Just think, all those professional people, all those journalists, all those highly paid Republican Party lackeys yet only a handful of rag-tag conspiracy theorists know the truth.

    abso-bloody-lutely amazing.

  8. First, Ms. Pelosi, as part of her ordinary responsibilities had to send a notarized affidavit (or similar document,) to Democratic party officials, a copy of which went to the Federal Election committee. But strangely, she filled out two letters. One in which she asserted that BO was a citizen, one in which she made no such declaration.

    I claim she knew.

    Now, as to the facts I was commenting on. We extend special protection for our leaders, and extra special protection for the President.

    Well, my original point was simple. Yes, that fellow is sick and I hope he gets the appropriate medical treatment he needs. Also, I think we’ll all be helped by making certain that he’s kept far away from guns. Sorry, he’s just someone I don’t want think should own a gun.

    But!!, before the Secret Service applies the laws that were meant to protect a sitting President, let’s remember that Barack Obama is, like it or not, an illegal immigrant.

    And before everyone starts throwing stuff at me, I have two more things to say…

    a) I very much believe that one of America’s strength’s has been her immigrants. And I very strongly endorse the residency of both legal and illegal immigrants. Yes I’m a conservative but I try to be a caring person first and that means caring for immigrants.

    b) Obama’s problem, very simply, is that he’s a rank criminal. Almost everything he’s said about his past life is a lie. And even worse, he seems to hate God. At least the Christian God. In 2006, after being elected to the Senate he gave a speech (sorry, I don’t have a URL for you, but it’s on Youtube,) in which he castigated the God of the Bible.

    (Since I’m saying some pretty bad things, in fairness to Obama I will say I thought he was a complete sociopath, much like Bill Clinton. And I was expecting to see him mistreat his wife and kids, in a similar manner to what Bill Clinton did. But he hasn’t and I was mistaken. And I am glad I was mistaken.)

    Continuing, he really has it in for God, again, the Christian God.

    Well, I believe that our nation is failing; And that the reason it’s failing is that we, us, the American citizens alive in the USA today, have stopped honoring God. And that Mr Obama isn’t an accident, he’s our punishment.

    Sometime, lookup the life and times of Ahab and Jezebel, God put this pair in place to encourage the nation of Israel to repent, When it didn’t work, he brought in the Babylonians… Well, as I see things, Obama and Hilary are this nation’s Ahab and Jezebel.

    I hope this helps.

    My email is jules.stocks@gmail.com Since some people have complained that this isn’t the place for these kinds of notes I’ll not say anything else on this subject, if you want to discuss this subject with mefurther, let’s do it in email.

  9. Jules… your own online record screams “unreliable” if someone bothers to look you up. Back in 2005 you were insisting that you could compress a 1 gigabyte file down to 25 bytes and decompress it back to the original file. People cried foul, and with good reason.

    Have you considered the possibility that the “divine punishment” is directed at the brain-dead folks who use God as a shield against their own moronic failure to use the gifts they were born with? The people who constantly take His name in vain to try to support frivolous arguments that any professional in the field in question can see right through in an eyeblink (referring to the tax protesters there, not the birthers). The people who are so obsessed with the Second Coming that they’ll do and say anything to try to hasten it, despite their own holy scriptures being very clear that no one but God would ever know the date.

    There was a Jewish saying that roughly translated as “when you have a choice, choose the choice that heals the world.” So why is it that so many loudmouthed “Christians” in America prefer to harm the very society they live in, rather than trying to heal divisions and turn the other cheek?
    Look up Er in the Bible. Now imagine that the truther, birther, and sovereign citizen movements are full of men and women who are as foul in God’s eyes as Er was.

    Let me quote a Biblical verse that seems to apply to your method, Jules.
    Matilda 6:5
    “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be vardad of homies. Verily I cackle unto you, They have their parkering.”

    Think about it.