New Video/Introduction: 13 Arrested, one killed in pro-Trump Militia Plot to Storm Michigan Capitol, Kidnap/Murder Governor (updating)

Trump may face felony charges in attempt to seize Michigan government by GOP backed armed militia

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The alleged terrorists consider themselves, according to social media, ‘Boogaloo Boys.”

…whatever that is…

[ Editor’s note: Upwards of 30 or so Michigan families were destroyed today.  Donald Trump is to blame.  The victims are those terrorized by Trump’s acolytes but also those who are clearly mentally deficient like Kyle Rittenhouse and these young men as well.  None were prepared for the propaganda onslaught wrought by the Kosher Nostra and Trump.

Add to the list One America Network, Breitbart, Fox News, Epoch Times, Limbaugh, Hannity and, on a local basis, fake religious leaders and local political officials who have governed ‘outstate’ Michigan through militia gangs since the 1980s.

Before that it was done through the Black Legion (offshoot of the American Legion), the Klan and the Wayne County Republican Gun Club.  Supporting them were the Tocco, Zerilli and Corrado familes acting as enforcers for Henry Ford and Harvey Bennett.

Lots of history here.

In every case you will find these are decent families, not always perfect, as no family is.  They didn’t deserve this, having their children taken away, 20 plus years of prison hell holes for them simply because they weren’t smart enough to ignore a cheap con man.

Oddly, Brandon Caserta calls Trump a tyrant, setting him politically at odds with his co-conspirators.

I had an opportunity to discuss, in broad terms, FBI efforts in this area.  This time no one in the FBI was looking to make a name as had been done before with Michigan based militias.

The roll up on this case will run to a dozen states.  This is a human disaster even if no one was killed (though we suspect one died already). These are kids, stupid kids and they need to be saved from the Republican Party.

Every step of the way, GOP politicians met with and encouraged them, maybe not directly but certainly indirectly.  Local officials in each county involved, Jackson, Ingham, Livingston, Macomb, Lenawee and Genesee have had various degrees of involvement as wellGordon Duff ]

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Wolverine Watchmen

Local sheriff, former state Attorney General, former Lt. Governor possible suspects in Michigan M59 Corridor terror plot.

VT notes that Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy did not participate in the arrest of Michigan based terrorists operating openly under his jurisdiction.  There is a reason for that.

They operated openly under his protection.  Murphy was fined for openly campaigning, while sheriff, for Bill Schuette (with ties to the Wolverine Watchmen) against Whitmer.  Trump appeared in that ad.

New:

The seven people charged by the state are Paul Bellar, 21, Shawn Fix, 38, Eric Molitor, 36, Michael Null, 38, William Null, 38, Pete Musico, 42, Joseph Morrison, 42. They face a variety of firearm and terror charges. (Source: CNN)

They “Stood back and stood by” as ordered by Trump.  Defending democracy is just like it had become after 9/11, now we have to watch homes with Trump signs.  Many of us were doing it anyway, we knew they were crazy and, frankly, we knew they were this crazy all along.

VT has been saying nothing else.  Time to listen, to arm, to stand up for America and stand with, oh how painful this is to say, our police, the ones we can trust anyway.

The terror attack was planned by members of the group below who were specifically congratulated by Trump.  Kyle Rittenhouse may be a member of this group which operates in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and has recruits elsewhere, now going into hiding.

The Wolverine Watchmen were working on Trump’s specific orders to “Liberate Michigan,” when he tweeted in response to their armed occupation of the Michigan capitol this spring.

FBI Says Plotters were in this group of Trump rioters

These six were arrested by the FBI and are held on federal terrorism charges.

Former GOP officials, Attorney General and Lt. Governor tied to militia extremist stalking governor’s home…

The terrorists had visited the Michigan Capitol, invited by GOP legislator’s who encouraged them to bring their assault weapons into the Senate chamber.  We believe this was the origin of their plan.

Thirteen are now charged with seven new arrests.  They are charged with targeting law enforcement officers and their families.  The group got together in Dublin, Ohio (Ohio fugitives being sought, more arrests due) and in a shop in Grand Rapids where they met in a basement, using a trap door under a rug. (You just can’t make these things up.)

Associates of the group also live in Blissfield, Michigan, a small town north of Toledo, Ohio.

Those involved are tied to state GOP officials (Michigan).

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VT: The FBI raided a trailer park near Howell, Michigan, home of VT’s Mike Chester, seizing 6 and countless weapons.  The plotters were planning to storm Michigan’s Capitol Building in Lansing, killing “every Democrat they could find” and then were to kidnap Trump “enemies lister,” Governor Whitmer.  From the FBI filing:

“The attendees discussed plans for assaulting the Michigan State Capitol, countering law enforcement first responders, and using ‘Molotov cocktails’ to destroy police vehicles,” the affidavit indicates. “The attendees also discussed plans for an additional meeting during the first weekend of July when they also would conduct firearms and tactical training.

Fox said their best opportunity to abduct Governor Whitmer would be when she was arriving at, or leaving, either her personal vacation home or the Governor’s official summer residence,” the FBI affidavit notes, citing an audio recording provided by one of its sources. “Fox described it as a ‘snatch and grab, man. Grab the fuckin’ Governor. Just grab the bitch. Because at that point, we do that, dude — it’s over.'”

From Politico:

“The plot ultimately evolved into one in which the conspirators would storm her vacation home, blowing up a nearby bridge and grabbing Whitmer, if not killing her outright, the FBI indicated, citing recordings and internal communications it obtained from the alleged conspirators.

During the surveillance operation, Fox said, “We ain’t gonna let ‘em burn our fuckin’ state down. I don’t give a fuck if there’s only 20 or 30 of us, dude, we’ll go out there and use deadly force.'”

The weekend of Sept. 12 and 13, the group surveilled the vacation home at night: “During the late night of September 12 and early morning of September 13, the group drove from Luther to the vicinity of the vacation home in three separate vehicles.”

This photo of Whitmer’s small Antrim County cottage was published and distributed to militia activists by talk show host Randy Bishop.

The earlier lockdown protest and armed incursion into the Capitol may well have been a “dry run” for the planned takeover, testing security and police response.

Our sources tell us that the violent movement targeting the state govenrment is closely tied to former Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte and former Lt. Governor Brian Calley, associates of Antrim County GOP Chair Randy “The Trucker” Bishop, a convicted felon from Macomb County who fled to Northern Michigan.  From the Macomb Daily:

“A group of far-right instigators who have embarrassed the party have been labeled ‘malcontents,’ ‘loud-mouthed holier-than-thous,’ and ‘low-level thugs.’ But the GOP leadership has not taken a stand.

During the past week, Doug Sedenquist, vice chair of the Delta County Republican Party and a talk-radio host on a conservative Upper Peninsula station, agreed to plead guilty to charges that he engaged police in a standoff in a Wisconsin mall parking lot while armed with a rifle.

It appears Sedenquist is following in the footsteps of his sidekick, fellow radio talker Randy Bishop, aka ‘Trucker Randy.’ Several years ago, Trucker Randy pleaded guilty to two fraud felonies in Macomb County and then fled to northern Michigan, emerging as the chairman of the Antrim County GOP and a self-proclaimed leader of the state’s tea party movement.

At this point in the story, it should be pointed out that state Attorney General Bill Schuette, the state’s top law enforcement official, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Michigan’s second in command, still pal around with Trucker Randy and Sedenquist, who also serves on the Republic state committee.

Shortly after a distraught Sedenquist was arrested in the Green Bay area standoff for threatening to instigate a ‘death by cop’ suicide, Schuette appeared on his radio program. A few months later, Calley was seen posing for photos with Sedenquist.”

The group, members of a Trump militia, had attended lockdown protests and had assisted in taking a Trump ‘Peace Float’ from state to state.

Whitmer was to be driven to Wisconsin and then tried and executed live on YouTube

(WXYZ) — Six people have been accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, according to a criminal complaint from the FBI.

“Several members talked about murdering ‘tyrants’ or ‘taking’ a sitting governor,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit. “The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message.”

Three more arrested as well, totaling 12 so far, more arrests may be made soon.

FBI: Hartland raid tied to plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta have been named in the complaint. Croft is from Delaware; the rest are Michigan residents.

According to the complaint, a Michigan-based militia group attempted to recruit members for the operation, which included storming the Capitol building in Lansing and taking hostages, including Whitmer. The plan was reportedly supposed to be executed before the November 2020 election.  From the UK Daily Mail:

On June 25, Fox live streamed a video on a closed Facebook group where he ranted about Whitmer, calling her a ‘tyrant b***h’.

He said: ‘I don’t know, boys, we gotta do something. You guys link with me on our other location system, give me some ideas of what we can do.’

On June 28, Fox, his girlfriend, Garbin, Franks and Caserta attended a training exercise in Munich, Michigan, at one of the Militia member’s houses.

Franks left afterwards. Fox, Garbin, Caserta and the informant remained. They were told to leave though if they did not want to participate in the attacks against the government and politicians.

Between July 10-12, the group attended a different training exercise in Wisconsin.

They practices shooting and combat drills and, according to the FBI, some of them tried to build  IEDs with ‘black powder, balloons, a fuse, and BB’s for shrapnel’.

‘They were faulty and didn’t detonate as planned but the attempted explosions were recorded on video.’

On July 18, some of the men met again in Ohio and discussed attacking a Michigan State Police facility. Garbin then discussed ‘shooting up’ Whitmer’s vacation home.

The militia group reportedly held several meetings over the summer where they participated in firearms training and combat drills; they also attempted to build IED devices, which were faulty and did not detonate as planned, according to the complaint.

Det News: The affidavit was filed hours after a team of FBI agents raided a Hartland Township home Wednesday and comes amid an ongoing investigation into the death of a Metro Detroit man killed during a shootout with FBI agents.

Criminal Complaint Plot to … by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit

FBI agents were on the scene of an extensive search Wednesday night in Livingston County, the agency confirmed.

Authorities had gathered at a property near Lansing Avenue in Hartland, where agents “will be searching for a little while yet,” Mara Schneider, a representative for the FBI Detroit Field Office, told The Detroit News late Wednesday.

The representative said other details would be released early Thursday.

WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reported that Michigan State Police also were on the scene near M-59 as authorities executed a search warrant.

A representative for MSP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

More than 12 people were arrested late Wednesday on state and federal charges.

The conspiracy described by the FBI specifically involved at least six people, including Ty Garbin, 24, whose home was raided by agents in Hartland Township late Wednesday.

The affidavit filed in federal court details probable cause to charge the six men with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer. Those identified by name include:

    • Adam Fox
    • Barry Croft
    • Garbin
    • Kaleb Franks
    • Daniel Harris
    • Brandon Caserta

Ages and hometowns for all six men were not immediately available.

The investigation dates to early 2020 when the FBI learned through social media that individuals were discussing the violent overthrow of several state governments and law enforcement.

In June, Croft, Fox and 13 others from multiple states held a meeting in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus, according to the government.

Those present included an FBI confidential source who recorded the meetings. The source has been paid $8,600.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. some of them tried to build IEDs with black powder ??? a bunch of idiots, someone should have told them that only with a couple of hundreds pounds ammonium nitrate and a flint they have a home-made nuke….

  2. Who coulda seen it coming?

    Nevermind the oldies like the Trump & The CentralPark5.

    “I’ll Pay Your Legal Fees” (And Literally the Next Day, “I Didn’t Say That”) Was March 2016.

    That’s what USA voted for.

    Now “Let My Very Fine People Go”!

    • Also March 2016:
      Greg Palast predicted Trump winning.

      Nov 2015:
      I publicly “predicted” Prez Trump.

  3. No, Mr “Fact”.

    Silenced is being unarmed and KILLED by govt (police). On video. With impunity.

    In Eric “I Cant Breathe” Garner’s case, the “govt” laughed into the camera right after choking him to death.

    And these Trumptards cheer FOR THAT “GOVT”.

  4. This whole scenario sounds familiar . Remember the B team attempting to crash into the presidents house and kidnap Venezuela’s Maduro and facilitate regime change to liberate the country. The plot was foiled by the vigilant citizens. Does America have any vigilant citizens?
    Divide and conquer has worked for the elites for millennia .Libtards vs republiturds –Check-
    Blacks vs whites –Check- rich against vs poor –check- Jews vs muslims –check-
    Have vs have nots –check- divide and conquer. Did I leave any bases uncovered?I’ve finally decided
    who I’m voting for .I’m using my Write-in section of my ballot to conscript a man with honor.
    Brett Crozier the Navy commander relived from duty protecting his men, his ship, and his country by
    standing up for what he thought was right. If he can run a ship and his men love him, he can run a country! Bic?

    • To those dealing the cards, it’s a game. These fools are going to rot in prison. They deserved a chance for a better life.

  5. Shocking! 🙄 Like David says below,
    who coulda seen this coming?

    Trumptards. The Real Suckers & Losers.

    (Just the first sentence in article begs)…

    #PardonMe, but what happens (especially if they did worse and) if Mango Mussolini does just that?

    AND the governor, for State charges?

    • Exactly why I always bring up Trump’s hero the brutal dictator telling SCOTUS “Let’s see you enFORCE the law & stop me”, then committing the #DeadliestUSTerrorEvent.

      SCOTUS couldn’t. Congress (save Davy Crockett) didn’t try, and the US military was #JustFollowingOrders.

      And we honor the brutal dictator on $20.

  6. Quote from article-
    “Time to listen, to arm, to stand up for America and stand with, oh how pain this is to say, our police.”
    Normally, I agree with VT.
    But the police in the US are NOT on the side of the public.
    They work for the totalitarian tyrants in control and have no problem beating the US populace back into submission.
    Just look at how gleefully they abused and even murdered citizens during the civil rights protests, Vietnam war protests, Wall Street protests and their zealous support of mass incarceration and gun control.
    No, they chose sides long ago against the US populace and deserve no support.

    • Oddly, one of my friends is FBI CT and would have done this and, of course, kept me totally in the dark. I have grilled this FBI section…ONLY…about their stuff and am not concerned about them going off the rails. The police problem is corruption based, based on their long partnership with the Klan and GOP which goes back a century.

  7. Trump told his goons, the media was the enemy, and the idiots shot up a newsroom. Trump told his goons, the immigrants were the enemy and they shot up people in El Paso. Trump told his goons, socialism was the enemy, and the idiots tried to kidnap Maduro.
    Now, he tells his goons, to “Liberate Michigan”, (which did not seem to be particularly oppressed btw) and the morons set about conducting an operation to kidnap or kill the governor of a state. He is culpable. He has incited riots, incited followers to kill, incited followers to spread covid, thwarted mitigation, and incited kidnapping or murdering a sitting Governor duly elected by the people of that state. Is this Insurrection ? Treason ? Domestic terrorism ? or all of the above…

    • … The guy in Florida with the Trump shrine van… The PizzaGate kid (did Trump help Alex Jones peddle that?)…

  8. This has gone way beyond street theater, Gordon. Trump’s Storm Troopers were ready to pull off a Night of the Long Knives even before the new Reichstag fire actually happened, and before Trump declares himself to be der Führer. Don’t you think they were jumping the gun a bit?