FBI agent: Suspects wanted to take Whitmer out on boat and leave her in Lake Michigan

DETROIT — The accused ringleader in the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wanted to “take her out on a boat and leave her in the middle of Lake Michigan,” an FBI agent testified Tuesday.FBI Special Agent Richard Trask agent told a federal judge in detail how more than a dozen self-identified militia members plotted to kidnap the Michigan governor as part of a violent revolt against the government that included “firebombing” police cars in a parking lot.Trask identified 37-year-old Adam Fox as the ringleader of the group, and said that Fox ordered two surveillance operations of Whitmer’s vac…

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