90 Miles From Tyranny : 'Dark shadow': FBI allegedly manipulated evidence in 'plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer'

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

'Dark shadow': FBI allegedly manipulated evidence in 'plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer'

Agent accused of telling informant 'to lie and accuse an innocent 3rd party'

A lawyer for one of the defendants in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year as she was shutting down the state's economy and suspending residents' rights to meet, travel and more, is charging the FBI manipulated evidence in the case against his client.

The situation, according to an investigative report by Buzzfeed, focuses on claims made against individuals who opposed Whitmer's radical COVID lockdown orders.

That report confirmed undercover FBI informants who infiltrated the group purportedly played a significant role in developing the plan. In fact, the report claims the FBI-linked activists, "acting under the direction of the FBI, played a far larger role than has previously been reported."

"Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception. The extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them."

Byron York, in a commentary in the Washington Examiner, explained about a dozen men were arrested last October, individuals reportedly linked to Michigan militia organizations, and charged with "planning to grab Whitmer and put her on some sort of 'trial,' in part out of anger at her lockdown orders..."

Now a report at Mlive explains that a lawyer for one defendant is claiming the FBI went way to far in its "investigation."

"Counsel has found further text messages between (special agent) Impola and Dan indicating Dan should destroy his text messages and instruct Dan to lie and accuse an innocent 3rd party of being a federal agent spy to the founder of Wolverine Watchmen," the report says.

The lawyer explains that there's a new "dark shadow" over the investigation because the FBI told its informant to "lie" and "delete...

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