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Key insider: 2 men were ‘very eager’ to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

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By ED WHITE
Associated Press

A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s governor says two other men were “very eager” to move forward with the plan in 2020. Ty Garbin testified Wednesday in federal court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. are on trial for a second time. A jury in April couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict. Garbin says he trained with Fox, Croft and others in a remote area, practicing inside a handmade “shoot house.” He says they traveled to northern Michigan at night to see the Democratic governor’s vacation home and a bridge that could be blown up to distract police. Kaleb Franks, who also pleaded guilty, also testified. Defense lawyers insist Fox and Croft were “big talkers,” not criminals.

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