It will undoubtedly come as a tremendous, huge comfort to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her family to learn that a jury in Michigan has found two men guilty of planning to abduct Whitmer.
Adam Fox and Barry Croft were both found guilty of planning to acquire a weapon of mass destruction. Additionally, Croft was found guilty of an explosives-related offense. As the two of them might face life in jail simply for the conspiracy charge, much alone any further charges for the stunt they were preparing, these guys are doubtless regretting their choices in life.
The verdict is a win for the FBI and the prosecution, who were humiliated in April when a jury couldn’t agree on whether to prosecute Croft and Fox and cleared two other men of conspiracy charges. Croft and Fox, the suspected masterminds of an extreme scheme to abduct Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and trial her for treason over her COVID-19 lockdown regulations, were the targets of prosecutors’ investigation.
Croft and Fox belonged to different militia organizations, but according to the prosecution, the two men planned the kidnapping of the governor of Michigan in concert. The governor was going to be kidnapped and left on a boat in the middle of Lake Michigan, according to one of the plots. In another case, the conspirators allegedly planned to blow up a bridge to prevent police from responding while a strike team was capturing the governor from her villa outside of Elk Rapids, Michigan, according to the prosecution.
Instead of denying that their clients made the statements, the defendants’ counsel contended that Croft and Fox had no intention of carrying out the assault but had a history of talking tough. The defense lawyers for the defendants also claimed that their clients’ harsh utterances were caused by their excessive marijuana usage, which was helped in part by FBI agents.