The Federal Bureau of Investigation may have played a much larger role in the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) than originally believed.
In fact, the men who were arrested for hatching the plot allege that without coercion from FBI informants, the plot may never have materialized.
What is the background?
In October 2020, the FBI charged 13 men for allegedly plotting to kidnap Whitmer. Six of the alleged conspirators were arrested on federal crimes, while the other seven were booked on state charges.
The FBI, having informants among the conspirators, were well aware of the activities as the men allegedly hatched their plans, so there was never an imminent threat to Whitmer's safety, NBC News reported.