Michigan Congressional Republicans question deployment of National Guard troops
LANSING – Hundreds of Michigan National Guard members are being sent to Washington, D.C. after the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning that the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol Building could motivate more domestic terrorists. In a letter House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Michigan’s Congressional Republicans asked for “an immediate intelligence briefing” about why 1,000 troops from the state’s National Guard are being redeployed to protect Washington. Rep. Lisa McClain said she hasn’t been given a briefing by the speaker or congressional leaders about any imminent threats. Three GOP officials from Michigan -- including McClain -- still voted to object to election results after the insurrection that killed six people. National Guard troops are expected to stay in D.C. through March.
3 men signed up, trained, plotted ways to kill Michigan Gov. Whitmer, according to FBI testimony
Gretchen Whitmer actually signed up, trained and plotted ways to shoot and kill her, according to FBI testimony. FBI agents said Garbin is a member of the Wolverine Watchmen domestic terror group who was recruited into the plot against Whitmer. His Hartland home was raided by FBI agents as part of the investigation, testimony revealed. Harris held a meeting at his home to confirm the identities of everyone involved in the larger kidnapping plot, FBI officials said. Harris was pushing forward to try to kill Whitmer, according to testimony.
FBI: Domestic terror group plotting against Gov. Whitmer also discussed kidnapping Virginia governor
The domestic terror group accused of plotting against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed kidnapping the governor of Virginia, according to FBI testimony. Five Michigan men -- Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks and Brandon Caserta -- appeared in court Tuesday after being charged with conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer. Three of the men charged in a domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. They’re domestic terrorists’Officials said Ty Garbin, Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks -- who were all charged with conspiracy to kidnap the governor -- were “all in” on actually killing Whitmer.
'I’m not going to be deterred’: Michigan Gov. Whitmer opens up about domestic terror plot to kidnap her
Gretchen Whitmer opened up to Local 4 about how she felt hearing about the domestic terror plot to kidnap her. Whitmer, hold her hostage“State police is in charge of my security and I’ve never felt unsafe so I’m keeping the regular schedule and I’m not going to be deterred,” she said. “Seeing the ample information about the people involved in this plot and all the political activity that has taken place. I was not aware of other aspects to what the plot was about,” Whitmer said. “These are domestic terrorists that are intimidating and threatening our fellow Americans.”READ: Eric Trump cancels event at Michigan gun shop after former employee is linked to domestic terror plot against governor
Experts say hateful rhetoric online is a danger to everyone
Whitmer kidnapping plot: Here’s what we’ve learned as of Friday afternoonWhen the kidnapping plot was foiled and publicized, comments on social media supporting the domestic terrorists starting popping up. Supporters of the crime take to social media and when they do they spread violence through their words. Experts said the rhetoric can’t be ignored, but you can tamp it down by making sure it’s not welcome in your social media accounts. If you don’t know them personally, don’t engage. Whitmer kidnapping suspects linked to ‘boogaloo’ anti-government movement, NBC News finds