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Six men indicted in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor
Six men indicted in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor
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A federal grand jury has indicted six men – Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta – with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the U.S. attorney’s office for western Michigan said on Thursday. Harris's lawyer, Parker Douglas, stated his client pleaded guilty as "there was no actual conspiracy to kidnap Governor Whitmer."

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FBI arrest six men over plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Credit: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Six people were arrested Thursday morning in a raid over the alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. According to the FBI, the group had been planning the plot since June.

They had surveilled Whitmer's vacation home in August and September, and according to the FBI, they indicated that they wanted to take her hostage before the presidential election in November.

Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta, and Ty Garbin were taken into custody in a raid on a house in suburban Detroit on Thursday morning

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Rudy Giuliani tweets Covid-19 misinformation, gets temporarily suspended

Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani's Twitter account got temporarily suspended after tweeting misinformation regarding Covid-19. The tweet, a quote by conspiracy theorist and conservative activist Charlie Kirk, stated "Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19 yet Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is threatening doctors who prescribe it. If Trump is for something - Democrats are against it. They're okay with people dying if it means opposing Trump." The drug hydroxychloroquine has been used to prevent and treat malaria but hasn't been proven to be a safe or effective cure for the coronavirus.