The Detroit News reports:
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.
“Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit. “The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message.”
NBC News: 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.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 8, 2020
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) October 8, 2020
If you’re wondering why there was a shootout with FBI agents in Metro Detroit last week, here are some of the crazy details, including a militia plot to kidnap Gov Whitmer. https://t.co/q1RN0hwVTH
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) October 8, 2020