Author Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer, Hatched in Ohio, Was Conceived by FBI  (Read 42 times)

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Offline Dark Powers

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Some of those informants, acting under the direction of the FBI, played a far larger role than has previously been reported. Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception. The extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them.

A longtime government informant from Wisconsin, for example, helped organize a series of meetings around the country where many of the alleged plotters first met one another and the earliest notions of a plan took root, some of those people say. The Wisconsin informant even paid for some hotel rooms and food as an incentive to get people to come.

The Iraq War vet, for his part, became so deeply enmeshed in a Michigan militant group that he rose to become its second-in-command, encouraging members to collaborate with other potential suspects and paying for their transportation to meetings. He prodded the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping plot to advance his plan, then baited the trap that led to the arrest.


Last week, the lawyer for one defendant filed a motion that included texts from an FBI agent to a key informant, the Iraq War veteran, directing him to draw specific people into the conspiracy — potential evidence of entrapment that he said the government “inadvertently disclosed.” He is requesting all texts sent and received by that informant, and other attorneys are now considering motions that accuse the government of intentionally withholding evidence of entrapment.

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Someone once asked if I was ever interested in a career in organized crime.

I asked if they meant private sector or government.

Of course, I could split the difference and go informant.
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Well, when the entire FBI was started by a closeted gay man who collected dirt on the various politicians and scum that infested the government at the time as a matter of self-protection, this is the result -- an organization so incompetent that it has to create shit because they can't catch the other real criminals.

This is right out of Keystone Kops.
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