Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Judge Finds Cases Against Five In Whitmer Plot Can Move Forward

Oct 16, 2020
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Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor because of her measures to control spread of the coronavirus and they will all remain held without bond, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Another Suspect Charged In Alleged Michigan Kidnap Plot

Oct 15, 2020
Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Michigan’s attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the state Capitol building and kidnap officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Three Denied Bond In Alleged Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

Oct 13, 2020
Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Members of anti-government paramilitary groups implicated in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor over measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus during a fraught election year also discussed abducting Virginia’s governor during a June meeting, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.

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Five men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will appear in federal court Tuesday for a hearing on whether they should be detained before trial.

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Republican leadership raised concerns over the weekend about the decision to keep them out of the loop about threats against Governor Whitmer and a plot to storm the capitol. 

AG: Michigan Governor, Family Were Moved As Plotters Tracked

Oct 9, 2020
Courtesy Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan's attorney general says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her family were at times moved around by authorities as law enforcement tracked the men who allegedly plotted for months to kidnap her. 

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State and federal authorities have charged a group of 13 suspected terrorists in an alleged plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer and recruit militia members to storm the state Capitol.

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A Michigan Supreme Court opinion has created confusion surrounding the state’s COVID-19 response. But Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she still has more options to require people to abide by mask and social distancing advice.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been leading the state’s coronavirus response efforts for five months. At a press conference Wednesday, she asked residents not to sign a petition that would strip the Office of the Governor of its emergency powers.

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During the opening night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Governor Gretchen Whitmer hammered President Donald Trump for what she called a weak coronavirus response.