(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A Washington, D.C., federal judge mysteriously downgraded the charges against a Missouri man accused of intentionally crashed a U-Haul truck into a security barrier at a park across from the White House on Tuesday.
The unexpected reversal only added fuel to the lingering suspicions that the man, 19-year-old Sai Varshith Kandula, might have been involved in a false-flag attack to bolster federal officials’ bogus claims of a nation under attack from dangerous “white supremacists” and domestic violent extremists.
Kandula—a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from India, according to reports—brought along a Nazi flag and other over-the-top white nationalist status symbols before ramming the rented box-van into a barrier near Lafayette Square.
But the alleged “neo-Nazi” will only be jailed until his upcoming hearing next Wednesday, the New York Post reported.
Kandula was initially charged with “threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a president, vice president or family member, as well as assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, trespassing and destruction of federal property,” according to U.S. Park Police.
Since then, however, his federal charges have been downgraded to one count of “depredation of property of the United States in excess of $1,000.”
Initial reports indicated that Kandula had planned the attack for over six months, aiming to “get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation”—far more extreme than anything said during the infamous Jan. 6 rally at the U.S. Capitol.
He even threatened, allegedly, to “kill the President If that’s what I have to do,” praising Nazism for its “great history” and Hitler because he was a “strong leader.”
According to police reports, Kandula considered his message to be a success, because “either way, whether I got into the White House or not, my message was received.’”
He had with him a green book, which contained “his plans to enter the White House, and what he would accomplish if he was in charge.”
Meanwhile, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after being found guilty of “seditious conspiracy” by a D.C. court for his particiation in the Jan. 6 uprising to protest the stolen 2020 election.