There are already eight people accused by the US Justice of the attempted kidnapping of the Michigan governor, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, a plan that will have been considered for several months and even rehearsed.
Information on the new indictment was released this Thursday by Ryan Javi, spokesman for Attorney General Dana Nessel, to the Associated Press. However, no details were given about the prosecution.
Last week, seven men with connections to a paramilitary group called “Wolverine Watchmen” were charged in court with providing materials for terrorist activities, being members of a gang and using firearms to commit crimes. Another six people were also accused, by a federal court, of plotting the abduction of the governor.
According to the FBI, the group that planned to have met several times during the summer to conduct firearm training and simulate combat. Explosives were also practiced. They met several times to discuss the mission, including in the basement of a store they accessed through a hidden trapdoor, according to FBI reports.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s home was reportedly guarded by the group in August and September, in order to find out the best place to detonate a bomb during the kidnapping.
This week, it was learned that the plan to kidnap Michigan governor was also aimed at the governor of Virginia and other Democrats. According to a special FBI agent, quoted by The New York Times, Northam and others responsible were targeted due to restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.