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  F.B.I. Says Michigan Militia Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
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AuthorNicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Shaila Dewan
News DateThursday, October 8, 2020 05:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSix men were arrested and accused of plotting with a militia group to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, the authorities announced on Thursday.

The men, who the F.B.I. said espoused anti-government views, had talked about taking Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, hostage since at least the summer, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court and unsealed on Thursday.

They had surveilled Ms. Whitmer’s vacation home in August and September, and they indicated that they wanted to take her hostage before the presidential election in November, Richard J. Trask II, an F.B.I. special agent, said in the criminal complaint. He said the F.B.I. believed the men were planning to buy explosives this week for their attempt.
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R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 428.3252 points)
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Sat, October 10, 2020 05:44:18 AM UTC0:00
I haven't been shopping around for an incident to characterize as the Funniest Instance of Domestic Terrorism in American History, but if I were....

 
D:1RP ( 5283.2700 points)
Wed, October 28, 2020 02:25:15 AM UTC0:00
President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, during his rally in Lansing, Michigan, on Tuesday, at one point taking credit for the FBI thwarting a plot to kidnap her and then immediately downplaying the actual threat that had been posed to Whitmer.

"I mean, we'll have to see if it's a problem. Right? People are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn't," - [Link]