Man acquitted in alleged Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot speaks out against government narrative

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A jury found a man not guilty of charges in an alleged plot to kidnap Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.

Brandon Caserta told reporters that the FBI “concocted” the alleged kidnapping plot with undercover agents who were influencing a militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen.

Without the FBI’s involvement, Caserta says no one would have attempted to commit a crime. Although the FBI claimed they uncovered the alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer, Caserta says it was their planted idea all along.

“If the government wasn’t involved in this situation, it would have never gotten to where it is now,” he said. “The FBI obviously concocted this entire thing. Without their presence, this would have never happened.”

“People say things that are offensive and, you know, may sound violent, but there’s a difference between actually physically doing violence or just being around a group of people and talking crap,” Caserta said.

The FBI opnely admits to using multiple informants and undercover FBI agents operating within the group. Over a dozen men were arrested.

Six men were charged in federal court while everyone else was charge with state crimes.

“I think it’s ridiculous that the government’s still going to try to continue to push this narrative that these people are actually terrorists,” Caserta said.

“I hope this jury does the same things the last jury did for us. (Fox and Croft) don’t deserve to be in here for saying mean things and offending people.”

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Of those facing federal charges, Caserta and Daniel Harris were found not guilty on all charges in April. A jury failed to reach a verdict against defendants Adam Fox and Barry Croft, leading the judge to declare a mistrial. Two remaining defendants, Ty Garbin and Kaleb Franks, pled guilty before their trials. Garbin is currently serving a six-year prison sentence and Franks is awaiting sentencing.

Fox and Croft are currently in court awaiting the outcome of their retrials.

Authorities say the two men are domestic terrorists who orchestrated the alleged kidnapping plot after expressing anger at Whitmer’s pandemic health orders, which forced businesses and schools to shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“These defendants were outside a woman’s house in the middle of the night with night-vision goggles and guns and a plan to kidnap her,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler said in his closing arguments Monday. “And they made a real bomb. That’s far enough, isn’t it?”

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