FBI says extremist threatened Trump, Obama in online posts

Posted at 10:33 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 22:33:16-04

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An FBI agent says a man accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan's governor also made threatening online comments about President Donald Trump and other political figures.

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The agent says in a federal affidavit that Delaware resident Barry Croft railed against Trump, former President Barack Obama, members of Congress and others in private Facebook postings. One mentioned the governor of South Carolina and others attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Croft is one of six men charged in federal court with scheming to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because of her orders dealing with the coronavirus.