Detroit Evening Report, Aug. 10, 2022: Trial underway for two men accused in Whitmer kidnap plot

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a news conference on March 11, 2022, at the governor's office in Lansing.

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A second trial is underway for two men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. wanted to ignite a “second American revolution” in 2020. Fox and Croft are on trial for a second time, four months after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict and acquitted two other men. Prosecutors again will present secretly recorded conversations, video, text messages and social media posts, to show how serious Fox and Croft were about kidnapping the governor. Defense attorneys insist there was no real conspiracy and that the defendants were entrapped.

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Photo credit: David Eggert/AP

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.