Two of four men were acquitted Friday in a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, motivated by fury at the Democrat's tough COVID-19 restrictions early in the pandemic.
Masih Alinejad, an Iranian American journalist, says she is the target of an alleged kidnapping plot recently described in a federal indictment: "It's just obvious that they were going to execute me."
Ty Garbin is one of six far-right extremists charged with conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. In exchange for his conspiracy guilty plea, the government agreed not to bring further charges.
The six men had already been charged in a criminal complaint at the time of their arrest in October, but the federal grand jury indictment enables the U.S. Justice Department to proceed with the case.