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Whitmer kidnap plot: 2 men acquitted, hung jury for 2 more

 


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted two men of all charges in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer but couldn't reach verdicts against the two alleged leaders, a stunning defeat for the government after a weekslong trial that centered on a remarkable FBI sting operation just before the 2020 election.

Whitmer did not immediately comment on the outcome, though her chief of staff was critical, saying Americans are "living through the normalization of political violence."

The result was announced on the fifth day of deliberations, a few hours after the jury said i...



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