“Entrapment. Noun. The luring by law enforcement of a person into committing a crime.” The origin story of the Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Plot is looking REALLY sketchy.
Is what happened in the Witmer Kidnapping fiasco an instance were life imitates art? Was the so-called investigation really a set-up of targeted individuals who had no real interest in plotting at all?
If so, what was the real objective of the FBI?
Readers of fiction may remember a work by GK Chesterton entitled ‘A Man Who Was Thursday’. In that story, written in 1908, a detective was recruited by a shadowy figure to infiltrate a group of anarchist bomb-throwers intent on the overthrow of a government. It is only toward the end of the story that the reader learns that six of the seven men was each a detective similarly recruited to catch the leader ‘Sunday’. Ironically, Sunday was the only one among the seven who was not leaving a wake of chaos behind him. It occurs to them, too late, that the anarchists they have been investigating all along are … they themselves. There’s a much deeper plotline that still makes the story worth reading. (Plot summary here.)
Was the FBI’s investigation into the Whitmer Kidnapping plot a real-life version of the same crazy story? Were they busy throwing resources into foiling a plot that they had hatched themselves? And if so, what does that tell us about the true nature of the FBI?
Just to show this isn’t some ‘right-wing-conspiracy’, here is something written by the hard-left site, Buzzfeed. The same site that first published the discredited ‘Steele Dossier’ on which the Mueller Investigation was launched.
The government has documented at least 12 confidential informants who assisted the sprawling investigation. The trove of evidence they helped gather provides an unprecedented view into American extremism, laying out in often stunning detail the ways that anti-government groups network with each other and, in some cases, discuss violent actions.
An examination of the case by BuzzFeed News also reveals that some of those informants, acting under the direction of the FBI, played a far larger role than has previously been reported. Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception. The extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them.
A longtime government informant from Wisconsin, for example, helped organize a series of meetings around the country where many of the alleged plotters first met one another and the earliest notions of a plan took root, some of those people say. The Wisconsin informant even paid for some hotel rooms and food as an incentive to get people to come.
The Iraq War vet, for his part, became so deeply enmeshed in a Michigan militant group that he rose to become its second-in-command, encouraging members to collaborate with other potential suspects and paying for their transportation to meetings. He prodded the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping plot to advance his plan, then baited the trap that led to the arrest.
This account is based on an analysis of court filings, transcripts, exhibits, audio recordings, and other documents, as well as interviews with more than two dozen people with direct knowledge of the case, including several who were present at meetings and training sessions where prosecutors say the plot was hatched. All but one of the 14 original defendants have pleaded not guilty, and they vigorously deny that they were involved in a conspiracy to kidnap anyone. —Buzzfeed
They are pleading not guilty. But the reason WHY they plead not guilty is worth noting. At least one of the defendants is accusing the government of entrapment.
But the defendants, as well as others caught up in the sweeping investigation — which stretched from Baltimore to Kansas City — claim their talk never rose beyond the level of fantasy and they never intended to harm anyone. Although they have not denied participating in training events, attending meetings, and communicating with other defendants, they claim that no actual conspiracy to kidnap the governor ever existed.
Instead, they say, they were targeted because of their political views. Some describe the case as a premeditated campaign by the government to undermine the Patriot movement, an ideology based on fealty to the Second Amendment and the conviction that the government has violated the Constitution and is therefore illegitimate. They argue that the recordings and text messages that the government calls proof of a criminal conspiracy are in fact constitutionally protected speech — expressions of frustration at what they see as the government’s betrayal of its citizens. —Buzzfeed
If somebody had suggested just a few years ago that government agencies like the FBI were wasting valuable resources on criminalizing innocent ideological foes for partisan reasons, that would have been waved off as a crackpot theory.
But things have changed in the last few years. Just ask General Flynn who faced criminal prosecution when the DOJ manufactured charges against him when the government knew him to be innocent, and only produced exculpatory evidence that would prove his innocence when they could no longer get away with hiding it. Despite all of that, one rogue judge STILL fought like hell to convict him.
And what about Crossfire Hurricane, where we have actual evidence of falsified information given to a FISA court that let the DOJ unlawfully surveil a Presidential Campaign? When officials looked into it, they learned that providing bogus evidence to justify the very powerful FISA warrants which give the authority to suspend a citizen’s Fourth Amendment protections has become a commonplace occurrence.
The one guy who was actually charged with wrongdoing over Crossfire Hurricane will get to keep his law license.
Let’s not forget that we’re talking about this FBI…
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 20, 2021
4) …"we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization."https://t.co/PUVjRj7ePp
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 20, 2021
Those are just the first four of 23 very damning tweets reminding us how badly corrupted our Justice System has become. (Click here if you want to read the whole thing.)
The Durham investigation has completely fallen off the radar. Results that were expected before the close of 2020 are still MIA, with many having given up hope that any criminal consequences are likely to follow.
‘Official sources’ denounced the perfectly legitimate Hunter Laptop story as ‘Russian Disinformation’ — ‘Shifty’ Schiff Says That The Hunter Biden Laptop Is ‘Clearly From The Kremlin’ — DNI Ratcliffe Says He’s Wrong (VIDEO) — in October despite overwhelming evidence of its legitimacy. WATCH: Sen. Ron Johnson Demands Answers From Director Wray On Why The FBI Has Been ‘Investigating’ Hunter Biden Laptop For A YEAR
Prosecutors deliberately delayed subpoenas relating to a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden (an investigation that could very likely implicate Joe Biden) was suppressed until after the election. SUMMER 2020: Criminal Probe Into Hunter Delayed To Post-Election … Would They Have Done Same For Trump?
Isn’t it interesting how the FBI has little will or interest in investigating various domestic terror cells that had been responsible for attacking citizens, torching cop cars, and burning down businesses and federal buildings in major cities, but they can find time to create a kidnapping plot against Whitmer, invite people to participate in it, and arrest them afterward… just in time to use it as an October surprise?
Whitmer, with tons of help from the media, tried to put the blame for this plot squarely at the feet of Trump. They might have gotten away with it too, except for the fact that one of the accused is about as far from MAGA as he can get. He’s a left-leaning Anarchist. Arrests Made In Gretchen Whitmer Kidnapping Plot — Here’s What We Know
Not surprisingly, the media lost interest in the story pretty quickly. What do you suppose the odds are that it would have been held up as a Reichstag Fire moment in exactly the same way they are now using the events of January 6th?
On that note, how many of the key leaders in the events of January 6th were ‘unindicted co-conspirators’ or FBI informants?
We have plenty of evidence that warnings of the need to beef up security given to the FBI long before the events of January 6th were ignored. Did somebody on the inside WANT this to happen?
We’d like to see answers not just about whether the Whitmer Kidnapping plot was a setup — but whether the January 6th fiasco got a nudge — or something more — from the Feds themselves.
These people, supposedly, are public servants.
America deserves answers.