MI - 14 men charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Oct 2020

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

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    Six men charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    At a meeting, the men discussed attacking a Michigan State Police facility, and in a separate conversation one defendant suggested shooting up the governor’s vacation home, authorities allege.

    An FBI-led investigation identified six men who were trying to plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

    The investigation involved multiple informants and undercover FBI personnel.

    Based on court documents, the FBI was well aware of the activities of the men charged Thursday and there does not seem to have been an imminent threat posed to Gov. Whitmer, a Democrat...
     


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    Plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, have her stand trial for treason, revealed | wtol.com

    Two people named in the complaint, Adam Fox and Barry Croft, gathered with approximately 13 other people from several states in Dublin, Ohio on June 6.

    “The group talked about creating a society that followed the U.S. Bill of Rights and where they could be self-sufficient,’’ the criminal complaint states. “They discussed different ways of achieving this goal from peaceful endeavors to violent actions.’’

    Several members talked about “murdering tyrants or taking a sitting governor,’’ the complaint states.

    The militia group was brought to the attention of the FBI in March when members were attempting to obtain the addresses of local police officers.

    The criminal complaint “said their best opportunity to abduct Gov. Whitmer would be when she was arriving at, or leaving, either her personal vacation home or the governor’s official summer residence.’’

    After kidnapping Whitmer, the group “would remove her to a secure location in Wisconsin for trial.’’

    More details of the investigation were expected to be revealed at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
     
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    6 accused in militia plan to kidnap Gov. Whitmer as hostage, overthrow Michigan government, feds say

    Conspiracy included talks of murdering ‘tyrants,' feds say

    Six men are accused of participating in what the FBI is calling a “violent” militia scheme involving people from several different states to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a hostage and overthrow the Michigan government.

    “The United States, including the FBI,” is investigating a conspiracy to kidnap the governor of Michigan," the criminal complaint reads...

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/08/feds-thwart-militia-plot-kidnap-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/5922301002/

    The FBI says it thwarted what it described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday.

    The alleged plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia, according to a federal affidavit filed Thursday...
     
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    https://twitter.com/Tom_Winter/status/1314230119645487110

    At least 5 men have been charged in a federal case in Michigan tied to a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

    The men are identified in court documents as Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta.
     
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    Holy cow.

    My homestate. Big Gretch.
     
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    6 accused in militia plan to kidnap Gov. Whitmer as hostage, overthrow Michigan government, feds say

    Conspiracy included talks of murdering ‘tyrants,' feds say

    Six men are accused of participating in what the FBI is calling a “violent” militia scheme involving people from several different states to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a hostage and overthrow the Michigan government.

    “The United States, including the FBI,” is investigating a conspiracy to kidnap the governor of Michigan," the criminal complaint reads...
     
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    Feds say they thwarted militia plot to kidnap Whitmer

    The FBI says it thwarted what it described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday.

    The alleged plot involved reaching out to members of a Michigan militia, according to a federal affidavit filed Thursday...
     
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    rbbm.
    'Elaborate plans' to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, officials detail

    ''The FBI was already tracking the militia in March after a local police department learned members were trying to obtain addresses of local law-enforcement officers, the FBI agent wrote.

    “At the time, the FBI interviewed a member of the militia group who was concerned about the group’s plans to target and kill police officers, and that person agreed to become a (confidential source),” the agent wrote.

    In late June, Fox posted on Facebook a video in which he complained about the state’s judicial system and COVID-19 restrictions on gyms operating in Michigan.

    “Fox referred to Governor Whitmer as ‘this tyrant b----,’ and stated, ‘I don’t know, boys, we gotta do something,” according to the court affidavit. “You guys link with me on our other location system, give me some ideas of what we can do.”

    Whitmer's office did not immediately comment Thursday morning. The governor is set to address the media at 3 p.m.

    In recent weeks, the state-owned Michigan governor's residence received security upgrades, including the construction of a new perimeter fence.''
     
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    One of the alleged, um.... masterminds?
    Several charged in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer | Fox 59
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    An Oct. 7, 2020, booking photo of Adam Fox from the Kent County jail.
    “Fox described it as a ‘Snatch and grab, man. Grab the (expletive) Governor. Just grab the (expletive). Because that that point, we do that, dude — it’s over,’” the criminal complaint reads in part.

    The plan was to take Whitmer to Wisconsin and hold a kangaroo court trial for treason.

    According to the document, the militia members talked about storming the state Capitol in Lansing, armed with Molotov cocktails and engaging with police, but Garbin shut that idea down.

    It was then the focus turned to the governor’s vacation home. The suspects allegedly figured out where that house was and went there at least twice to scope it out.

    The FBI agent said Fox bought a Taser to use in the attack. Garbin suggested blowing up a nearby bridge in an effort to slow the police response.

    During one test, authorities said, the suspects managed to successfully detonate a bomb with shrapnel wrapped around it.''
     
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    @Tom_Winter In an interview with
    @KatyTur
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says that today's law enforcement actions against extremists on Michigan "may be the tip of the iceberg" that there are other threats out there from these types of groups
    AG Nessel confirms suspects arrested were also at the 2nd Amendment rally in front of Michigan state capital earlier this spring.
     
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    bbm. I was wondering about that and the "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" tweet right about that time.

    hmmm..

    wow, here it is in msm:

    Alleged FBI-thwarted plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer came after Trump called to 'LIBERATE MICHIGAN'
     
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    F.B.I. Says a Michigan Militia Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    Six men had been discussing taking Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, hostage since at least the summer, the F.B.I. said.

    Six men motivated by anti-government views were charged with plotting with a militia group to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, hoping to carry out the kidnapping before the presidential election, the F.B.I. said on Thursday.

    The six men had talked about taking Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, hostage since at least the summer, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court and unsealed on Thursday. They met over the summer for firearms training and combat drills and tried to make explosives; they also gathered several times to discuss the mission, including in the basement of a shop in Michigan that was accessible only through a “trap door” under a rug, the F.B.I. said...
     
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    From my link above:

    Whitmer is expected to deliver a statement at 3 p.m.
     
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    I'm following this closely. OH MY.

    And thank you for all the links.
     
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    @chadpradelli
    Heavily armed officers arrested Barry Croft of Bear, Delaware overnight. He is accused of being involved in a plot to kidnap democratic Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Neighbors say he was a self described conservative constitutionalist.
     
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    Well, this is crazy scary! I thought it was bad when those people showed up at her private residence. And it sounds like some of these guys are the same ones? They were surveilling her cabin, have you checked out the pics of it? Middle of the woods. DM has lots of pics, including one of a search warrant.
     
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