The FBI has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The complaint alleges that the individuals— Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta—are members of a militia that this year began planning to “participate in attacks against the government” and “kidnapping politicians.” The men in July 2020 began explicitly planning to abduct Gov.
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House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asking for an explanation of reports that components of DHS have engaged in "'expanded' intelligence and related activities" in response to events linked to domestic protests. The letter also requests that the department share internal materials related to the behavior in question.
A document provided to Lawfare indicates that the intelligence community is being tasked with monitoring and collecting information on some protest activities.