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Plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer thwarted by the FBI

FBI officials announced Thursday that they had foiled a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The unsealed criminal complaint in U.S. District Court show that law enforcement busted up an elaborate militia terrorist plot to kidnap the embattled governor.

The story was first reported in The Detroit News. It states four of the six men had planned to meet Wednesday to make a payment on explosives and arrange tactical gear, according to the FBI.

One of the men, identified as Adam Fox, said they needed to recruit more people and storm the Capitol Building with about 200 men to take hostages, including the governor.

The Bureau first learned of the plot online and planted a source in their meetings as early as June.

 

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12 comments

Jeff October 8, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Probably turn out to be nothing. Sounds pretty farcical to me.

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JEFF October 9, 2020 at 8:06 am

Whitmer is blaming Trump for the planned attack and kidnapping because of rhetoric. Will she now take the blame herself now that it it’s been found out that the people planning this were anarchists who hate police and Trump? She is the one that marched with and will not arrest the rioters and looters who want to defund the police.

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Charles U Farley October 9, 2020 at 8:36 am

Exactly this! Anarchists are the opposite of conservatives, but they are usually found as brownshirts for the left.

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Thomas J Youngman October 8, 2020 at 1:20 pm

Sources should be listed tommy

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Jim October 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm

I don’t believe that for a minute. There’s no one I know who would want to spend ANY time with her, let alone criminally. Sounds like one of her minions made that up. It has to make sense……this doesn’t.

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Susan October 8, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Who would want to kidnap her 🤣🤣, unless they planned to dump into some place like Venezuela where she would feel more comfortable.

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William Bradford October 8, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Sorry!! I don’t believe it. If it should happen to be true. I wonder if kidnapped children used in the sex slave trade will garner as much coverage as this story most likely will!!

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Terrie October 8, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Don’t believe it for a minute. This woman is pure evil – no one would want her. & kidnap her for what? No one would pay to get her back!

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Jamie October 8, 2020 at 2:42 pm

I don’t believe this either!

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H October 8, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Funny what this story does not say is she built a bigger fence around her house. I thought walls don’t work???

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Charles U Farley October 8, 2020 at 4:44 pm

Something smells with this situation.

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Scott Davis October 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

Wasn’t there 2 separate big busts for similar reasons? This 1 and another targeting law enforcement?
1st group has no name. It’s just a group that sees what witless has done with overreached power grab, Supreme Court 7-0 ruling she’s overreached, but now dhhs director reinstated what the Court ruled is unconstitutional… wow, so when tyranny exists, good people have done nothing to stop it. This is the reason why they were plotting??

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