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Michigan / Governor Kidnapping Plot / A Discussion #1261930

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 2020
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(Studio: John Berman) Report introduced.

(Grand Rapids, Michigan: Sara Sidner) The FBI's foiling of a militia plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer reviewed; details given about those arrested, that they planned on storming the capital, blowing up a bridge during the kidnap attempt, how it is legal to bring guns into the capital. [Store owner Brain TITUS@- shows the basement where the guy stayed.]

(Studio: John Berman) The lack of comments from Attorney General William Barr & President Trump about the Michigan plot noted

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's former deputy FBI dir. Andrew McCabe & Miles Taylor about the plot. [From Virginia, McCABE - offers views on how Barr was briefed on this plot, would normally travel to the event site, on the response of extremists to the media coverage & the president's seeing giving of a signal of approval.] [From New Mexico, TAYLOR - offers views on the puzzling handling of the this case by the Justice Department & White House: domestic terrorism & lawlessness, how the administration told us to focus on overseas terrorism & not right-wing extremists.]

Berman, John;
Sidner, Sara

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