New details emerge from plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer
Conspiracy to assassinate state governor exposed in Michigan
Charges brought against a group of anarchists who planned the kidnapping and massacre of Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer
In Michigan, six members of an unofficial paramilitary group will stand trial, who are accused of organizing the assassination of the Democratic Governor of this state – Gretchen Whitmer.
According to the FBI, which has been investigating the case for several months, the defendants – five Michigan residents and one from Delaware – have anti-government views. The indictment says that they have been discussing the topic of the kidnapping and possible massacre of Governor Whitmer since this summer. The timeline was the period before the presidential elections scheduled for November 3rd.
According to CNN and the New York Times, in August and September, the defendants kept the Whitmer country house under secret surveillance, and also trained in shooting, hand-to-hand combat, and planned to acquire explosives to carry out the plan..
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As another rebel plan, the criminals discussed the possibility of collecting up to two hundred volunteers and storming the Michigan State Legislature in its capital, Lansing..
According to the FBI, all this information was collected by federal agents by intercepting encrypted telephone and computer messages..
In case of proof of guilt, the defendants face long imprisonment, up to life imprisonment.
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