Stories tagged: "Gretchen Whitmer"


This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Judge Denies Bid for New Trial in Whitmer Kidnapping Case

A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Whitmer Pledges to Continue Bipartisan Effort— Even After Dems Take Control of State Legislature

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pledged to continue to lead in a bipartisan fashion during a 15-minute address to reporters, family members, state elected officials, and campaign staff on Wednesday after being elected to a second term.

Paul Bellar, middle, appears before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 for trial in Jackson, Mich. Paul Bellar, Joseph Morrison and Pete Musico are charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP, Pool)
Prosecutor: Men Planned to ‘Target’ Cops to Assist in Whitmer Kidnapping

Each man is charged with three crimes related to a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, including providing material support for a terrorist act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

Former President Donald Trump tosses caps to the crowd as he steps onstage during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
Donald Trump Came to Michigan for Tudor Dixon. He Brought the Conspiracy Theories With Him.

Trump's rallies have always attracted a broad swath of supporters. But after spending much of the last two years obsessively peddling false claims of a stolen election, Trump is increasingly attracting those who have broken with reality—including conspiracy theorists in Michigan.

Kelly Dillaha, second from left, talks during a Red Wine and Blue event in Utica, Mich., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Michigan Women Fight for Reproductive Freedom—1 Chat at a Time

Michigan is one of a handful of places where reproductive freedom will be on the ballot in November, after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June and left the issue to states to decide. A ban approved in 1931 was suspended, then struck down by state court rulings—but it is no guarantee that the procedure won't one day be outlawed.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: 3 More Men on Trial in ‘Heinous’ Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

A scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial this week.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks to a crowd at a GOP rally in Lansing. ('Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Tudor Dixon Slammed for ‘Dangerous Rhetoric’ on Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.