FBI set them up, according to court filings, evidence and dozen of interviews | Men accused of Whitmer kidnapping plot say;
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There were at least 12 FBI informants involved in the investigation into the group for months.
- This would not be the first time the FBI has been accused of entrapment, as one group that was allegedly planning to murder police officers was acquitted after claiming the FBI led the charge in the plan, according to the outlet.
- There are mixed feelings regarding informants as some say they help stop domestic terrorists but have in the past falsified evidence, committed murder and entrapped innocent people, BuzzFeed News noted.
- The group allegedly plotted to kidnap the governor because they were unhappy with the coronavirus restrictions she put on the state.