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ANALYSIS: Four Plots That The FBI Was Central In Planning

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Hayden Daniel Deputy & Opinion Editor
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The FBI allegedly had a “larger role” in the 2020 plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer than was previously thought, according to a new report. As surprising as this may (or may not) be, it’s far from the first time the FBI has been central to planning a plot that became the focus of national attention.

At least 12 FBI informants and undercover agents helped gather information on the anti-government militia members who allegedly planned to kidnap Whitmer, according to Buzzfeed. The investigation led to the arrest of 14 individuals in connection to the plot.