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Michigan / Governor Kidnapping Plot / Nessel Interview #1261554

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 2020
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The FBI's foiling of a militia plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer introduced. [WHITMER - says when our leader speaks: words matter.] Report introduced.

(Palm Beach, Florida: Randi Kaye) The kidnap plot against Whitmer because she shut down the state because of the coronavirus reviewed; details given about the FIB infiltration of the terrorism group that planned to "grab the bitch" at her vacation home, the six arrested, the role of a militant group the Wolverine Watchmen, the other death threats against Whitmer; scenes shown of protests at the state Capital. [FBI agent Josh HAUXHURST@- says the plot was to kidnap a sitting governor.] [WHITMER - says hate groups hear the president's words as a rallying cry.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel about the plot. [NESSEL - offers views on the plans for domestic terrorism across several states, on the possible link to the unrest at the capital, on what President Trump said about the armed gunmen at the capital when he tweets "law & order" when these groups are against law enforcement, on the engagement to make these bad actors accountable: we cannot afford for national leaders like Trump calling for a command for action from domestic terrorists.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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