Let’s put this in proper perspective.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) was repeatedly criticized for overstepping her Constitutional authority in her response to the Coronavirus pandemic. A third of Michigan COVID-19 deaths were in nursing homes where her policies allowed the possibly infected access to residents. She was publicly (and peacefully) protested and it made national news. A Change.org petition, hardly a tool of conservatives for instituting social media pressure, was created to initiate a recall against her. It garnered “thousands” of signatures. The recall effort was approved by the Michigan Board Of Canvassers. Her husband was busted trying to get a head-of-line privilege and Gretchen Whitmer blew it off as a “joke”. The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled her COVID-19 emergency actions were unconstitutional.
Her political career was clearly falling to pieces all around her despite her support in “polls”.
Now, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was a potential kidnap target…?
Unless you’re a hardcore liberal Democrat, this is a hard one to swallow but the drama queen was on full display. At the press conference, Whitmer mentioned the “federal charges against thirteen members of two militia groups who were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill me.”
The FBI monitored all aspects of the conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer. The group’s efforts to procure gear and weapons were conducted with law enforcement’s active involvement. There was never any chance that the conspirators could pull off their crime, and Whitmer was in no real danger.
— Reason, 10/9/20
According to those investigating, the “militia” (dog whistle for “right wing”) had a tad amount of animus against law enforcement….
The militia group had already been brought to the attention of the FBI by a local police department in March 2020, when members of the militia group were attempting to obtain the addresses of local law-enforcement officers. At the time, the FBI interviewed a member of the militia group who was concerned about the group’s plans to target and kill police officers, and that person agreed to become a CHS (confidential human source).
— DOJ criminal complaint
Hardly a position of conservatives. Brandon Caserta, one of the kidnap plot “ringleaders” is NOT a supporter of President Trump, has created videos of himself with anarchist flag in the background, and if anything, appears more in line with left wing Antifa and Black Lives Matter than anyone else.
One of alleged plotters, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, attended a Black Lives Matter protest in June, telling the Oakland County Times he was upset about the killing of George Floyd and police violence. Parker Douglas, a lawyer for Harris, said his client was a former Marine who lived at home with his parents and did construction work.
— Washington Post, 10/9/20
Remember the New Zealand shooter who we were all told was a “white supremacist” Trump supporter while the media suppressed his “manifesto” where he clearly wrote he was not? Media lies have become an expected norm.
It wouldn’t be hard for sympathetic DOJ agents to infiltrate and set some of these morons up in a plot to make the governor out to be a political victim because the pandemic will end, Whitmer will have to eventually face the voters, and her path to reelection will be highly problematic.
We all know that some politicians will create a controversy to divert attention away from their personal scandals, especially when a friendly media has their back. It’s not to find patsies. Seriously, how hard would it be for an embedded agent to find potentially violent #BLM or Antifa members and walk them from stated intent through prosecution, especially if those agents were tipped of by a government official?
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