Defendants in Gov Whitmer "kidnapping" case allege entrapment

The FederalistA recent thwarted plan to take Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hostage could have been an FBI entrapment, a defense attorney suggested Tuesday for one of six men charged with conspiracy to kidnap.

Graham argued in court that it was the FBI’s own informant involved with this group that was actively encouraging the others to engage in illegal activity.

“One of the most active leaders was your informant,” Graham charged.

Gary Springstead, who is representing 24-year-old Ty Garbin, also said the use of an informant raised suspicions that without FBI involvement the “plot” would never have gone anywhere.

The FBI has now earned a reputation where my first thought, when this news originally broke, was that everyone involved was likely an informant.

What do you think that will do to the FBI's ability to get convictions in court outside of the DC metro area?

This entry was published Sun Feb 07 22:58:10 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-02-07 22:58:10.0. [Tweet]

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