UPDATE #1: Defense attorneys for the guys accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan say “one of the most active leaders” was an FBI informant who “pushed” the rest of the group to engage in a “crackpot” scheme.
UPDATE #2: One of the alleged plotters, Daniel Harris, a 23-year old former Marine, attended a Black Lives Matter rally eaarlier this year, indicating he is not a white supremacist.
In addition to the six alleged militia members charged by the Feds earlier, another seven alleged members of the militia group, known as the “Wolverine Watchmen”, were charged in the conspiracy and have all been taken into custody for purportedly trying to target law enforcement officials. That brings the total arrested to 13, according to the AP.
“The individuals in custody are suspected to have attempted to identify 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,” AG Nessel said.
The AG then explained that the charges are still subject to change once federal law enforcement officials review all the evidence collected during a raid of 24-year-old Ty Garbin’s home in Hartland on Wednesday night.
On social media, leftists took things a step further, as they tried to connect the members of the Wolverine Watchmen to the Oklahoma City bombing carried out by alleged militia member Timothy McVeigh.
In this video, Judge Napolitano explains how the FBI has instigated, supplied, and controlled 17 of 20 terror plots over the last decade or so, and then take credit for preventing an attack. He goes on to explain how the remaining 3 were foiled by vigilant citizens.