GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Accused conspirators charged in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed “taking” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent testified at a court hearing Tuesday.
During the hearing here in Grand Rapids to discuss the charges filed last week against members of a self-proclaimed militia accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic governor, FBI Special Agent Richard Trask revealed that months ago some of the suspects met in Dublin, Ohio, where Northam, also a Democrat, was discussed as a potential target.
“At this meeting they discussed possible targets, taking a sitting governor, specifically issues with the governors of Michigan and Virginia, based upon the lockdown orders,” Trask told the court, referring to state-mandated restrictions implemented to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Here’s one way to take some attention off of the report that Russia paid Taliban mercenaries to kill U.S. soldiers. Today the president tweeted this video from the Florida retirement community, The Villages. The video shows some people protesting what appears to be a golf-cart parade in support of Donald Trump. The video isn’t a model of good behavior on either side, so there is no reason for the president of the United States to share it. BUT what makes it indefensible to share is the moment where one man shouts “white power.” Trump tweets that man is among “the great people of The Villages.”