The Stakes Are High As The Michigan Kidnapping Trial Begins And The Government Is Leaving Nothing To Chance
The four defendants in the case claim entrapment and potentially face life in prison if convicted.
Defense attorneys had worried that a gun possession charge might cause Stephen Robeson to plead the Fifth in the trial of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan’s governor.
Defendants won’t be able to ask Jayson Chambers about his security firm, Exeintel, and they can’t ask his partner, Henrik Impola, about perjury allegations.
The FBI Knew Exactly What Its “Double Agent” Was Doing, Says A Defendant In The Michigan Kidnapping Case
Prosecutors say the informant’s statements should be barred from court, but defense attorneys have other ideas.
The claim is the latest complication in a high-profile case that once seemed like a slam dunk.
Even while he was assisting the FBI, Stephen Robeson allegedly used a fake charity to defraud a Wisconsin couple out of an SUV.
The FBI Investigation Into The Alleged Plot To Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Has Gotten Very Complicated
The case seemed like a lock — until an informant and one FBI agent were charged with crimes, another was accused of perjury, and a third was found promoting a private security firm. And that wasn’t all.
Trump Brought Rage Toward Gretchen Whitmer And Doubt About The Kidnapping Plot To Michigan. He Had A Receptive Audience.
The plot against Whitmer “maybe” was “a problem, maybe it wasn't,” Trump told thousands of supporters at a Tuesday rally in Michigan.
"Snatch and grab, man. Grab the fuckin' Governor. Just grab the bitch," one of the alleged domestic terrorists said.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Explained What Her "Shark Week, Motherfucker" Comment Meant And Made It Even Better
"It's funny and it's about women's empowerment, and it makes me smile."
In Michigan, 40% of the people who've died are black, even though black people only make up 14% of the state population.
Whitmer has been the subject of vice presidential speculation since winning her race in 2018.