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Trial Opens over 2020 Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

HeadlineMar 10, 2022

In Michigan, a trial is underway for four men accused of plotting to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the 2020 election. Prosecutors say the men discussed buying supplies to be used in the kidnapping with members of the militia group the Wolverine Watchmen. They’re also accused of surveilling the governor’s vacation home. One of the defendants is charged with ordering explosives from an undercover FBI agent posing as a co-conspirator, and two others allegedly tested improvised explosive devices.

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