New details emerge about plot to kidnap Michigan governor
New details emerge about the men accused in in an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, including a history of anti-government views and calls for violence and bloodshed. CNN's Sara Sidner has the details.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and officials from the FBI hold a news conference on Thursday on a thwarted plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The FBI and Michigan state officials have charged 13 people in an alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. CBS News chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN to explain how the threat was uncovered. 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. 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.