FBI Uncovers "Militia" Scheme to Kidnap MI Governor Whitmer
Undercover detectives with the FBI uncovered an elaborate and shocking plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Now, thirteen men are facing charges for their involvement in what authorities refer to as a "militia."
Six men have been arrested after the FBI stopped an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The investigation began in early 2020 when the FBI began monitoring social media discussions on the overthrow of governmental leaders. Aired on 10/08/2020. State and FBI officials have arrested 13 men they say were plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Law enforcement authorities say the men are all part of local militias and now face charges of conspiracy and terrorism. Jason Blazakis, a senior research fellow at the Soufan Center and a former State Department counterterrorism official joins CBSN to discuss the latest developments with the alleged plot and the role domestic militias have in the upcoming election. Jonathan Oosting, a political reporter from Bridge Michigan, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to break down what we know about the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and put her "on trial" was foiled by undercover agents and informants, the FBI said.