DETROIT (AP) — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy, admitting that the group discussed an incredible scheme to snatch her at her lakeside vacation home and destroy a bridge to slow down police. Ty Garbin’s guilty […]

Michigan militia members helped the FBI thwart an alleged plot to kidnap and harm Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to a federal filing Friday that reveals new details about evidence that includes undercover agents and secret surveillance. Unidentified militia members have provided ongoing cooperation to a secret, federal grand jury investigation, the U.S. […]

A confederate flag hangs from a porch on a property in Munith, Mich., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, where law enforcement officials said suspects accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met to train and make plans. Pete Musico and Joseph Morrison, who officials said lived at […]

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Reuters/Rebecca Cook Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Business Insider she was “hanging in there” after the FBI foiled a right-wing plot to kidnap and assassinate her. “That’s my phrase for 2020,” she said, adding that she was “appalled” when President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to […]

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Neighbors of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vacation home had seen suspicious cars on the road out front and suspicious boats on their lake in recent weeks. But never could they have imagined the plot that state and federal agents said was afoot – to kidnap the […]

By Julia Jones, CNN (CNN) — The Vac Shack sits in the middle of a row of single-story shops in a commercial part of Grand Rapids, Michigan, between a beauty salon and a taco joint. Adam Fox had moved into the basement of the vacuum repair shop after his girlfriend […]

CLOSE The federal government has charged six people with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, per newly unsealed court records. Wochit The 13 men charged Thursday in a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used Facebook and secure messaging apps to connect and plot their attack. The group’s use of […]

Federal agents said Thursday they thwarted a plot to violently overthrow the government as well as kidnap and harm Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — a conspiracy that included visits to her home in northern Michigan and training with firearms and explosive devices. The alleged plot mainly involved six conspirators unhappy in part about Whitmer’s coronavirus restrictions, […]

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduces Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris in Detroit in September. A militia was plotting to kidnap Whitmer, according to the FBI. (Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY via Getty Images) A Michigan militia was plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who has come under fire […]

FILE – In this photo Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, Oct. 8 six people plotted to try to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home. […]