The 13 arrested in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov Whitmer are reportedly right wing extremists. The FBI had been tracking the group since June, using a member of a local known militia who served as a confidential informant. Some were members of the Wolverine Watchmen militia, others were not. They wanted to overthrow governments, take over the Michigan Capitol, kill Gov Whitmer, and incite a civil war.
UPDATE: One of the people arrested calls Trump a “tyrant.” How does that float with the narrative that the plot is all Trump’s fault?
He calls Trump a ”tyrant” & an enemy but Gretchen Whitmer is pretending these anarchists are “Trump supporters”. Thread. https://t.co/oXwYXhLni0
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 8, 2020
The Epoch Times reported,
FBI special agent Richard Trask II wrote in an affidavit that agents became aware early this year that a group of people were discussing violently overthrowing certain government and law enforcement components. The group included Ty Garbin, Adam Fox, and Barry Croft, residents of Michigan and Delaware, respectively.
Fox and Croft connected online and agreed to join forces to unite in violent action against multiple state governments they thought were violating the U.S. Constitution, according to the affidavit.
The men and approximately 13 others gathered in Dublin, Ohio, on June 6, for a meeting. A confidential human source, or a spy for the FBI, was present.
The group allegedly discussed creating a new society and ways to bring it forth, some peaceful and some not.
“At one point, several members talked about state governments they believed were violating the U.S. Constitution, including the government of Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer,” a Democrat, Trask wrote. Several members discussed “murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor.”
The men reportedly conducted surveillance of the Governor’s vacation home. At the meeting in June, they supposedly talked about using Molotov cocktails to assist in taking the Capitol. They decided they’d need about 200 men to do it. Their plot required kidnapping her at her vacation home.
They planned to take her to a “secure location” for her “trial” but had no place to take her so they decided to use a realtor. Not exactly secure, that. Ultimately the plan was to incite a civil war. You’d think we have enough division in this country without any ‘help.’
Yes, Gov Whitmer and Joe Biden blame Trump for the plot to kidnap her. Sure. Democrats are still delusional.
The Daily Mail wrote,
“On Thursday, Whitmer said she was shocked by the ‘depraved’ and ‘sick’ plot. She also blamed the men’s hatred on Trump, who she said had spent the last seven months ‘stoking division’.”
Recall that earlier this year, an armed protest against Whitmer’s Covid restrictions was held at the Capitol building in Lansing. The Governor was extremely unhappy about that protest. Recently, the Michigan State Supreme Court ruled that her restrictions were unconstitutional, but she plans to keep them in place in spite of the court ruling. How that plays out, we’ll see.
Featured photo: far left- Gov Whitmer. Suspects top row Left to Right, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Adam Fox, Brandon Caserta. Bottom Row Left to right: Daniel Harris, William Null, Michael Null, and Eric Molitor. The Nulls and Molitor, along with the other five arrested but not pictured, were part of the “Wolverine Watchmen,” a known militia group. Paul Bellar, Barry Croft, Shawn Fix, Pete Musico, and Joseph Morrison are not pictured.