Whitmer kidnap plot suspects face steep fight for bond

DETROIT — Former prosecutors and defense lawyers say there is almost no chance five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government will be released on bond during court hearings Tuesday.The circumstances of an alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer, kill police officers and hatch a widespread bombing campaign in hopes of sparking a civil war likely will convince a federal magistrate judge to keep the five men in jail pending trial, legal experts said.The detention hearings in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Berens in federal court in Grand Rapids will mark th…

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