According to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, “right-wing Trump” supporters were part of a sophisticated plot to kidnap her. However, some of the alleged plotters are actually left-libertarians who didn’t even like Trump. One of the plotters is on video expressing symphony for BLM and Antifa.
There is also a serious question about how much of the plot was created by the actual suspects and how much was created by the FBI and paid FBI informants.
The lead FBI informant in the case, Steve Robeson, was himself arrested by the FBI last March. Robeson was charged with being a felon in possession of a 50 caliber rifle. Robeson has exchanged thousands of digital messages with the suspects and secretly recorded them.
Now, the main FBI agent at the center of the case has been arrested and charged with a serious unrelated crime by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office says that FBI Special Agent Richard Trask, 39, of Kalamazoo to his wife to a wife-swapping sex party. However, she didn’t want to go through with it and demanded they return home. After returning home he allegedly “grabbed the side of her head and smashed it several times on the nightstand.”
When deputies arrived, his wife had lacerations on her head and was covered in blood. Trask was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm. He faces up to ten years in prison. He was released on a $10k bond.
Trask has appeared in court multiple times to testify against the suspects in the Whitmer kidnap plot. According to affidavits, the FBI discovered the suspect via social media.
FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider says that there will be an internal review to determine if Trask can continue working for the FBI.