FBI ‘foils plot’ to kidnap US governor as six ‘violent extremists’ charged

Six people have been charged with plotting to overthrow Michigan’s government and kidnap its governor.

The men are accused of conspiring to abduct Gretchen Whitmer from her holiday home.

According to a court filing, they plotted for months, consulted and trained with militia members, and even rehearsed the kidnapping in August and September.

Six men have been charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Image:Six men have been charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

The FBI quoted one of the suspects as saying: “She has no checks and balances at all. She has uncontrolled power right now. All good things must come to an end.”

The six “violent extremists” were arrested on Wednesday, and all face life in prison if convicted.

Informants and undercover agents were used to thwart the alleged plot.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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