UPDATED 1:36 PM PT – Sunday, July 25, 2021
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is facing accusations of entrapment regarding the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). According to recent reports, a dozen FBI informants were involved at all levels of the alleged plot.
Some individuals accused in the plot claimed it wouldn’t have existed without informant involvement. They said everything from organizing the meetings to acquiring bomb materials came from informants. An attorney for one of the men arrested for his involvement with the group plotting against Whitmer, the Watchmen, argued the FBI was purposely egging members of the group on.
“It appears to me that there are allegations, with evidentiary support, that the FBI may have or currently is infiltrating, inciting or spawning alleged fringe group operations in this country,” said attorney Darren Richie. “The citizens of this country deserve to know if any of the stories permeating this subject are valid.”
One person arrested for allegedly trespassing during the Jan. 6 protest with a gun, also claimed he was with a friend who was documenting the event for the FBI.
As details emerge of the FBI’s role in the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, we have to consider the startling possibility that leading domestic terror organization in the country is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. @DarrenJBeattie pic.twitter.com/fFOFKjqGFZ
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 22, 2021
Further, an FBI agent at the forefront of the investigation has been arrested after allegedly assaulting his wife after a personal dispute. Richard Trask was charged on Monday with assault and intent to do great bodily harm less than murder following the incident.
Trask has been employed with the FBI since 2011.