Do you know that on
Thursday morning, thirteen people were accused and charged in an alleged domestic terrorism
plot to abduct Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Democratic Gov.?
Apparently, the scheme
comprised plans to remove several state governmental bodies that are violating the US Constitution. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that
around six people were charged federally with the kidnap conspiracy whereas
seven people were charged due to their close association with the militia group
called Wolverine Watchmen.
individuals in (state) custody are suspected to have attempted to identify the
home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, made threats
of violence intended to instigate a civil war, and engaged in planning and
training for an operation to attack the capitol building of Michigan and to
kidnap government officials, including the governor of Michigan,”
Nessel said at a press conference.
The unexpected arrests
have drawn attention from all political forums and the timing is critical as it’s
just around the 2020 elections. There have been fair warnings from the law
enforcement officials regarding the groups that track extremism from far-right
groups. This isn’t the first time Whitmer’s been under attack from the
far-right groups; earlier this year, she was attacked over her handling of the
In an interview with
CNN, Whitmer appreciated the efforts shown by law enforcement.
is unlike anything we have seen before. The brave men and women of these two
police organizations put their lives on the line to keep me and my family safe.
I’m incredibly grateful and humbled by the work they do.”
– She said in the televised interview.
She didn’t stop here.
She vocalized her opinion without hesitation and blamed Donald Trump for never
condemning the far-right groups. She admitted that before becoming the Democratic
Governor, she was aware of the consequences of her job but she couldn’t ever
predict this even in her worst nightmares.
last week, the President of the United States stood before the American people
and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan
militia groups. Stand back and stand by,’ he told them. ‘Stand back and stand
by.’ Hate groups heard the President’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying
cry, as a call to action. When our leaders speak, their words matter. They
carry weight.” – She said.
Guess who was not happy
to see this interview? White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany! She spoke
to CNN and said: “President Trump
has continually condemned white supremacists and all forms of hate. Governor
Whitmer is sowing division by making these outlandish allegations. America stands
united against hate and in support of our federal law enforcement who stopped
Now, who got arrested?
The six people charged and accused by the federal government are Ty Garbin, 24, Adam Fox, 37, Kaleb Franks, 26, Brandon Caserta, 32, Daniel Harris, 23, and Barry Croft, 44 – Delaware resident.
In addition to the six
accused, the state charged seven more people, and they are Paul Bellar, 21, Eric Molitor, 36, Shawn Fix, 38, Michael Null, 38, William Null, 38, Joseph Morrison, 42, Pete
Musico, 42, highlighted for a variety of terror charges and firearm.
The FBI found out about
the conspiracy in early 2020 by means of a social media group, reported by The
Detroit News. As per the court papers, the FBI had planted a secret informant for the purpose of traveling to Ohio to meet with Fox, Croft and 13 others.
discussed different ways of achieving this goal from peaceful endeavors to
violent actions … Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or
‘taking’ a sitting governor”– read the complaint.
By the 14th
of June, it was confirmed that Fox was leading the group. The informant had
recorded audio with Fox in which he required 200 men to storm to the Capitol
and take hostages which would also include Whitmer, as per the
Apparently, the plan was
to try the Gov. of Michigan for treason prior to the November 2020 elections. By
June 20th, Fox and others and turned over their phones to prevent
attendees discussed plans for assaulting the Michigan State Capitol, countering
law enforcement first responders, and using ‘Molotov cocktails’ to destroy
police vehicles. The attendees also discussed plans for an additional meeting
during the first weekend of July when they also would conduct firearms and
Fox even called Whitmer
as “this tyrant b****”
when she refused to open gyms during the lockdown.
He added, “I don’t know, boys, we gotta do
something. You guys link with me on our other location system, give me some
ideas of what we can do.”
The arrests were a
joint effort of the state authorities and not a response to the dangerous
development. The suspects were under surveillance while the federal authority
devised arrest plans to wrap up the process.