FBI informants involved in Whitmer kidnapping debacle allegedly smoked weed and shared hotel room with accused plotter

FBI informants in the case of the alleged 2020 conspiracy to kidnap Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer allegedly shared a hotel room and smoked weed with a Target, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr are undergoing retrial for planning to kidnap Whitmer from her vacation home in 2020 in response to her COVID-19 restrictions. They and two others were initially acquitted in April, with their defense claiming the FBI framed them, The Associated Press reported.

FBI Special Agent Mark Schweers said during the first trial that FBI sources outnumbered suspected kidnapping plotters in some meetings with them, according to Fox 17 West Michigan.

Holy Moly – listening to the Whitmer trial. The FBI agent handling one of the informants admitted that an FBI informant slept in the same hotel room and bed as Barry Croft, the informant’s target.

This was linked to a training exercise in Wisconsin organized by another FBI informant.

—Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) August 12, 2022

Plunk allegedly illegally sold a handgun to convicted felon Robeson while he was an informant, according to Fox 17 West Michigan .

Schweers testified after Long, Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler questioning him about audio he recorded during the case, the outlet reported. In the recording, Croft allegedly told his approximately ten-year-old daughter that he “made explosives.”

U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker was told Thursday that a reviewing juror allegedly said before selection that he “has already decided the case and intends to secure a particular result at the end of the trial,” according to a filing obtained by the Detroit Free Press. Jonker ordered a jury clerk’s investigation into the matter, and the individual would still have served on the jury on Friday, the newspaper reported.

The FBI did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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