Federal jury acquits 2, mistrial declared for 2 others in Whitmer kidnap plot

m.knox

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D'oh............ Didn't they flip one guy too???

Read that second last paragraph below............ lol...

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...declared-for-2-others-in-whitmer-kidnap-plot/

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A jury in the trial against four men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer returned a mixed verdict.

Prosecutors tried to portray Adam Fox, Brandon Caserta, Barry Croft Jr and Daniel Harris as capable plotters intent on kidnapping the governor from her vacation home up north. The jury didn’t buy it.

The jury found Harris and Caserta not guilty on all charges, and were unable to reach a verdict in the charges against Fox and Croft, resulting in a mistrial. Federal prosecutors say they will retry Fox and Croft.

The verdict was read in federal court in Grand Rapids on Friday afternoon. The jury started deliberations on Monday.

“The government is stuck with the witnesses they used and the FBI used some guys with questionable character and anytime that happens it’s a live ball,” defense attorney Mike Rataj said.

The FBI used 12 informants and several agents, including one agent who was fired for hitting his wife at a swingers party. Rataj, who has extensive federal trial experience including defending the Hutaree militia members -- another high profile government failure says it’s clear the jury had credibility problems with these witnesses.

“The biggest takeaway from the verdict is the clearly the jurors did not believe the government witnesses,” Rataj said.
 
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D'oh............ Didn't they flip one guy too???

Read that second last paragraph below............ lol...

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...declared-for-2-others-in-whitmer-kidnap-plot/

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A jury in the trial against four men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer returned a mixed verdict.

Prosecutors tried to portray Adam Fox, Brandon Caserta, Barry Croft Jr and Daniel Harris as capable plotters intent on kidnapping the governor from her vacation home up north. The jury didn’t buy it.

The jury found Harris and Caserta not guilty on all charges, and were unable to reach a verdict in the charges against Fox and Croft, resulting in a mistrial. Federal prosecutors say they will retry Fox and Croft.

The verdict was read in federal court in Grand Rapids on Friday afternoon. The jury started deliberations on Monday.

“The government is stuck with the witnesses they used and the FBI used some guys with questionable character and anytime that happens it’s a live ball,” defense attorney Mike Rataj said.

The FBI used 12 informants and several agents, including one agent who was fired for hitting his wife at a swingers party. Rataj, who has extensive federal trial experience including defending the Hutaree militia members -- another high profile government failure says it’s clear the jury had credibility problems with these witnesses.


“The biggest takeaway from the verdict is the clearly the jurors did not believe the government witnesses,” Rataj said.

Most positive sign I’ve seen in years.

Real citizens telling the aristocrats to go pound salt.
 

m.knox

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Most positive sign I’ve seen in years.

Real citizens telling the aristocrats to go pound salt.

Democrats cannot corrupt every institution. Personally, I have faith in the system of checks and balances. Even when scumbag democrats control the house, senate and white house.
 
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Democrats cannot corrupt every institution. Personally, I have faith in the system of checks and balances. Even when scumbag democrats control the house, senate and white house.
Evidence suggests that, in fact, every institution is corrupted.

Name one that hasn’t been corrupted.
 
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