FBI says it foiled plot to kidnap Michigan governor
A militia group planned to violently depose Michigan’s government and abduct Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), the FBI said in a federal affidavit filed Thursday.
"Several members talked about murdering 'tyrants' or 'taking' a sitting governor," an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit, obtained 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."
Federal prosecutors plan to make a fuller statement on the alleged plot later Thursday, according to the newspaper.
At least five men have been charged in connection with the alleged plot, identified as Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta, according to the affidavit.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/17/2020|
Are all "militias" horrible?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/08/2020|
Gee - I wonder who these guys are voting for: Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/08/2020|
I wonder what church they go to.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/08/2020|
Ghurl, at least run a comb through your hair before a news conference and less blue in the lip color.
Oh- glad she's safe.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/08/2020|
Does anyone remember a movie called Arlington Road? I think that plot is coming to fruition. These militia groups are trying to stage a coup and take over and set up a real life Gilead. About a month ago I think I had a run in with one on a news forum comment section. At first I shrugged it off as a troll but now I think it was a real threat from one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/08/2020|
But what about the Muslims and the illegals????
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/08/2020|
Avoid any male with the name Caleb or Kaleb. They are always religious nuts. Jedidiah should also put you on alert.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/08/2020|
Militia? You mean wanna be soldiers not cut out to be cops?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/08/2020|
That militia doesn't seem very well regulated.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/08/2020|
If Trump defends this, he's toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/08/2020|
They wanted to kidnap her because she was a pretty woman, and they all had rape fantasies of her tied up in chains wearing only her bra. Had she been some ugly crone, they would never have even given it a thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/08/2020|
The group is called the Wolverine Watchmen 🤣🤣🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/08/2020|
Are any of those guys hot with big dicks? Cut or uncut?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/08/2020|
Some say militia, some say terrorist organization
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/08/2020|
I’d much rather talk about the head of the Michigan State Police who just spoke at the news conference...
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/08/2020|
Meh, he's an okay looking middle aged man
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/08/2020|
Expect more of these. These guys are angry, violent, stupid, and armed to the teeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/08/2020|
Trump always has called for violence at his Tent Revirals and his "Liberate Michigan" is an incitement to insurrection.
Yes. That's the current US President.
Still, call me a sentimental, cock-eyed optimist, but I predict when Trump is trounced, trash along these likes will accept it without violence.
Even most of them know the ride is over, they "owned the libs" for 4 years, and the curtain should be brought down.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/08/2020|
They're not black or Muslim, so they're probably mentally ill
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/08/2020|
They all look exactly as I expected.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/08/2020|
When you see an online threat, take a screenshot and send it to the FBI via their website. We can't let the terrorists get away with this.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/08/2020|
Here's Jason Miller with a hateful, misogynist hot take!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/08/2020|
Investigate the obvious sympathizer, r27
Lock him up and make him think someone wants to fuck his dirty white ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/08/2020|
Shocker! One of the militia guys was a QAnon supporter and also praised Kyle Rittenhouse
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/08/2020|
All In With Chris Hayes just had a member of the Michigan legislature and she said it is against the law to carry signs into the capitol building but not to carry guns into the capitol building, they are afraid that the signs might chip the paint on the walls, but not afraid of what the guns might do. Unfucking believable.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/08/2020|
[quote] Militia? You mean wanna be soldiers not cut out to be cops?
Wow! That is a very low bar.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/08/2020|
I am sorry but the press conference she gave with the grimacing sign language interpreter next to her was bizarre. I do understand that hate crime in ignorance language does not look pretty but they both looked a bit unhinged.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/08/2020|
[quote] they both looked a bit unhinged
Yeah, you send us a pic of what you look like when 20 backwoodsmen plot to kidnap you.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/08/2020|
Fuck off, R32, you insipid twit.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/08/2020|
They should arrest the judge who ruled against Whitmer, too. That ruling was not only legislating from the bench, it was obstruction of justice and makes him an accessory before, during, and after the fact to terrorism and treason. In fact, anyone who gets in Gov. Whitmer's way for any reason should be arrested for terrorism.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/08/2020|
R23, they all look like the same fatass, ugly guy who can't get laid.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/08/2020|
"I do understand that hate crime in ignorance language does not look pretty but they both looked a bit unhinged."
Personally, I think the ones who look "unhinged" are the scary hillbillies who tried to kidnap her
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/08/2020|
Jesus, r27... Dump cult members should just mass-suicide the moment he leaves office!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/08/2020|
He's basically just blaming her. Trump sucks
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/08/2020|
Wow...FOUR neckbeards! More than I was expecting.
And who wants to bet it was the fatasses whining about the gyms being closed?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/08/2020|
^ Neckbeards......a true sign you're looking at a deplorable
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/08/2020|
They have tied to creepy young Republican Charlie Kirk
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/08/2020|
Charlie Kirk looks like a retarded incel.
And didn't he murder his boyfriend a while ago?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/08/2020|
Why is the press complicit in referring to these thugs as militias...
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/08/2020|
The Michigan domestic terrorists look exactly like how I expected them to look @R23. Thanks for posting that.
This is who they are in the linked pic. It would be interesting to know if any of them turned up at this demonstration/stormed the building and are in the pic.
They should be arrested as soon as their feet hit the ground in future but that's what they and Dump want. A war. Imagine in Dump loses. Imagine what they will do.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/08/2020|
The local 11pm news here in NYC said they have text messages from the group of them where they not only discussed kidnapping her but assassinating her.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/08/2020|
MILITIA MEN, TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/08/2020|
Wouldn't be surprised R46. Trump has encouraged them to do this.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/08/2020|
Maybe you're being stupid, R13, but you inadvertently have a point: in the late '20s the burgeoning Klan was brought down by a scandal when the Grand Dragon kidnapped and raped a schoolteacher, who then committed suicide. The Klan rapidly declined in the middle of the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/08/2020|
[quote]I do understand that hate crime in ignorance language does not look pretty but they both looked a bit unhinged.
What language are you posting in?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/09/2020|
I should not have said “unhinged”, R50 and R34. But it was bizarre.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/09/2020|
[quote] But it was bizarre.
You know what's bizarre you fucking troll? There was a plot to kidnap the Governor of Michigan and you're on here criticizing her about a press conference she once gave. Just jump in a grease fire and fucking die you right wing cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/09/2020|
Our white supremacist president will never say anything against white supremacist terrorists.
Stand up and Stand by!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/09/2020|
I prefer Shut up and Bye bye...
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/09/2020|
I didn't know much about her up until this past year. I really like her now. I love how she is completely unfazed by all of this. I would happily vote for her as our next president. I love Biden and Kamala on this ticket, but she is some to keep an eye out for in the coming years.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/09/2020|
[QUOTE] I am sorry but the press conference she gave with the grimacing sign language interpreter next to her was bizarre.
That was actually a great sign language interpreter. Half of ASL is comprised of the facial expressions accompanying the sign. But you sound like someone who doesn’t really know a lot so, that’s probably news to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/09/2020|
I think Gretch will for sure find a place in the Biden administration. She can get out of Michigan and go do bigger and better things.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/09/2020|
We prefer that she stay here, thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/09/2020|
Sad how some deplorables (including a freakin' SHERIFF!) are defending these guys
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/09/2020|
Pictures of more of the guys. They look like something out of deliverance
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/09/2020|
"Grimacing"? Whitmer's sign interpreter gives me LIFE. Whitmer stands there and calmly denounces a plot to kidnap, possibly kill her, and the interpreter give us all the "can you believe this shit?" facial expressions and gestures. Perfect division of labor.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/09/2020|
If 6 Muslims tried to kill a Governor—Trump would've touted his Muslim ban
If 6 Mexicans tried to kill a Governor—Trump would've touted his border wall
But since 6 white supremacists tried to kill a Governor—Trump...attacks the Governor
It was never about "law & order" w/Trump
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/09/2020|
[quote] This interview with a sitting sheriff in Michigan is absolutely wild.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/09/2020|
Like a Coen brothers film, without the humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/09/2020|
Whitmer says Biden reached out to her.....Trump of course did not
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/09/2020|
Was Troll 5811, prominent in this thread, involved in the plot? She was VERY upset at Whitmer back in April for denying her access to planting tulips in the name of freedom and America.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/09/2020|
After they kidnap her what was their plan? Ransom, rape, torture?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/09/2020|
The plan was to spirit her to Wisconsin for some reason and "try" her for treason in a kangaroo court ... after which, I guess, they would execute her.
Militia members aren't exactly known for superior brainpower.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/09/2020|
How odd, how very very odd. There heads will explode when they see her get sworn in as VP or President in 2024.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/09/2020|
I also have to add that Dana Nessel, the AG in Michigan, is a badass, take-no-shit lesbian and I love the job that she's doing!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/09/2020|
[quote] Pictures of more of the guys. They look like something out of deliverance
And none of these mutherfuckers are "hot", so don't any of you bitches try it!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/09/2020|
Just a bunch of Good Trump Boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/09/2020|
I said to someone on another thread in regards to the "Proud Boys" that I know someone who works in a field where they closely monitor things like WS and the pandemic and I myself used to think WS were no big deal in terms of the threat they pose and in isolated pockets. He told me they are a threat to the whole country and disregard their danger at your own peril.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/09/2020|
R71, I didn't know she was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/09/2020|
I literally can't tell any of those men apart.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/09/2020|
“Kaleb.” With a “k.” Fraus and their stupid names.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/09/2020|
R69 Probably rape her, too. Bunch of incels, no doubt.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/09/2020|
Guys who tout white supremacy always look as if they scraped the bottom of the genetic barrel.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/09/2020|
Starting with the Trump family, R81.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/09/2020|
That's because their whiteness us the ONLY thing they "have", r81.
They think that I alone makes them "superior" to everyone else.
Despite what they see in the mirror.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/09/2020|
Imagine if yippies & SDS & other groups like them in the 60 had social media. They’d never have been alllowed to get as far as these rightwingers have gotten with arming themselves & forming nationwide groups. Can you see the weather underground sending mass greetings to like minded people & encouraging them to arm & unite for a war against the govt?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/09/2020|
The would-be kidnappers should have been patient.
With a Joe Biden presidency, he will make sure to re-empower the Republicans with Congress—and flip Democratic-held governorships, like Michigan, to the Republicans.
Some people need to think ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/09/2020|
I hope Whitmer moves these lardasses to a black site and personally cattle prods their assholes and nuts before their trials.
They really should all get the death penalty for this. If the DeVos scumbags are financing all this, they should swing too.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/09/2020|
Trump is still encouraging hate against her by telling people she should be "locked up"
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/17/2020|
R83, that must be it. These people don't even meet 10th century standards for intelligence and conduct.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/17/2020|
I am the Governor's Deputy Digital Director. I see everything that is said about and to her online.
Every single time the President does this at a rally, the violent rhetoric towards her immediately escalates on social media.
It has to stop. It just has to.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/17/2020|
I reported a threat to Joe and Hunter Biden I saw on The Hill. Some nut wrote they are traitors and need to be executed now. ALL IN CAPS! I took a screenshot and called the FBI. These people are aware Trump is going to lose and it is driving them *crazy*.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/17/2020|
They’re the traitors? That’s rich. It’s astonishing how stupid these people are as the support a man and a party that are actually active traitors to this country. It amazes me how these gullible fools can be 180 degrees in the wrong direction about almost everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/17/2020|