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Feds Bust Militia Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Overthrow Government: Affidavit - 2020-10-08

F375.png Feds Bust Militia Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Overthrow Government: Affidavit October 8, 2020, Pilar Melendez, Daily Beast

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the arrest of six men who allegedly plotted with a militia group to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The men were arrested Wednesday night after the FBI and Michigan State Police reportedly spent hours raiding a Hartland, Michigan, home. As part of their plot, the group joined forces with members of a Michigan militia, with whom they discussed attacking the state Capitol building, storming a police facility, and kidnapping Whitmer outside her vacation home before Election Day, 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, as first reported by The Detroit News. "The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message."

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{{cite news | first = Pilar | last = Melendez | author2 = Hunter Woodall; Will Sommer; William Bredderman; Eli Newman | title = Feds Bust Militia Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Overthrow Government: Affidavit | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-bust-militia-plot-to-kidnap-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer-overthrow-government-affidavit-says?via=twitter_page | work = Daily Beast | date = October 8, 2020 | accessdate = October 10, 2020 }}