Thirteen people have been arrested in a sweeping takedown of plots to kidnap the Michigan Governor, attack the state capitol building and incite violence.
The group aimed to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who has traded barbs with Republican President Donald Trump over her response to the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of the November 3 presidential election, according to a criminal complaint.
At a news conference, Ms Whitmer accused Mr Trump of encouraging extremist groups like the “sick and depraved men” that targeted her, citing his failure to condemn white supremacists at the recent US presidential debate against Joe Biden as an example.
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