Whitmer kidnapping suspects will stand trial, federal judge says

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A federal magistrate judge Friday ordered five men to stand trial on allegations they plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.The move by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Berens followed two days of testimony about a broad plot by men accused of holding anti-government views to kidnap the governor as retribution for stay-at-home orders imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.Berens said there was sufficient evidence to support the conspiracy charge, pointing to allegations the alleged co-conspirators conducted nighttime surveillance of Whitmer’s vacation home in northern…

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