The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has busted an elaborate scheme by a bunch of “domestic terrorists” to kidnap and kill incumbent Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because they were mad over her state’s strict coronavirus lockdown measures
Once in their custody, the extremists were thinking of taking her out on chilly Lake Michigan in a small boat bound and gagged where they would abandon her to the elements.
Arrested were 14 individuals whom the FBI alleged were training and planning to kidnap Whitmer and create havoc by storming the state Capitol, take hostages and kill as many cops as possible.
The FBI claimed the men, who belonged to militia group called the Wolverine Watchdogs, had conducted surveillance on the governor’s home in western Michigan and planned to take her to a secure location where she would be made to “stand trial” for treason prior to the Nov. 3 US presidential elections.
In reaction, Gov. Whitmer reportedly called out President Trump for his inflammatory comments on the matter and his steadfast refusal to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like the Wolverines.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said the FBI began looking into the case earlier this year when it learned that such a violent plot was being discussed (albeit opaquely) on social media.
The plan was exposed by confidential sources and undercover agents when the group began mobilizing in earnest by buying high-powered firearms and other tactical gear and building improvised explosive devices.