Stateside Podcast: FBI informants and kidnapping plot
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So in honor of this fundraising week, we’re bringing you some of our favorite Stateside podcast episodes from the past year. We're starting with one of the most alarming stories to come out of Michigan: the alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Federal prosecutors and attorneys for an armed anti-government militia continue to lay groundwork for a trial set to take place next year. The group of mostly-Michigan men, the so-called Wolverine Watchmen, are accused of plotting last year to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The defense has indicated it will show jurors that the plot never would have happened, had FBI informants not drawn the militia members in.
Today, two Buzzfeed reporters on their investigation, which shines critical light on how the FBI investigated the plot, and the role confidential informants played in the case.
Jessica Garrison, senior investigative editor for BuzzFeed News, based in San Francisco
Ken Bensinger, investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News, based in Los Angeles
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