Gretchen Whitmer: FBI foils militia's plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Gretchen Whitmer: FBI foils militia's plot to kidnap Michigan governor

- The FBI in the US has foiled the plot by a militia to kidnap the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer

- Members of the group numbering about 13 were arrested by security agents on Wednesday, October 7

- The plan of the suspect was to abduct Whitmer before the presidential election in November 2020

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What could have turned out as a national disaster for the United States (US), specifically in Michigan, was prevented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday, October 7.

A militia group was about carrying out a plot to abduct the governor of the state, Gretchen Whitmer, but it was stopped by the timely intervention of the agency which got intelligence on the plan.

The group regards the governor as a tyrant and had kicked against her order to impose a lockdown in the state due to the coronavirus, BBC reports.

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According to an FBI source, the men met in a basement where they weaved the plot to abduct the governor and other hostages in the capitol building.

Gretchen Whitmer: FBI foils militia's plot to kidnap Michigan governor
Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, has escaped kidnap by a militia group in the US (Photo credit: Detroit News)
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During the secret gathering, their phones were kept in another room to avoid recordings, not knowing that the discussions were taped by an FBI agent who got to the venue unnoticed with a special recording device.

The suspects, Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Casert and Ty Garbin were tracked and arrested by investigators alongside seven other accomplices on Wednesday.

A US attorney revealed that the men who were scheming to gather about 200 criminals planned to conduct coordinated surveillance on Whitmer's home.

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The aim of the militia was to kidnap Whitmer before the presidential election coming in November 2020.

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