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Alleged ringleader in Whitmer kidnapping plot planned to take hostages at Capitol Building, set it on fire

Posted at 2:40 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 16:14:44-05
(WXYZ) —

According to newly released court documents, the alleged plot to kidnap and kill Governor Gretchen Whitmer included everyone watching it on TV, that it would take about a week and that no one was coming out alive.

The plot was allegedly made by Adam Fox who state and federal officials have called the alleged ringleader. The documents spell out a Plan A that included recruiting 200 men, taking over the entire state Capitol building, taking hostages, executing "tyrants" and have it televised. A secondary plan was to lock the door and set the building on fire.

Fourteen men have been charged by the state and the feds in related cases. These documents were filed in Jackson County Court last month where Pete Musico was in tears while a judge considered lowering bond from $1 million to $100,000.

The plot planning went on for about six months. The governor was allegedly targeted because of her COVID-19 lockdowns; the plot was supposed to be carried out before the November election.

According to the documents, Musico called the Capitol area a "fishbowl" and said the plan should be carried out at the homes of politicians.

The feds and state authorities have said much more evidence will be coming out as the cases against the 14 charged move forward in court.

The feds have asked a federal judge in Grand Rapids, who has jurisdiction over six of the men charged, for a protective order to keep the names of confidential informants and undercover FBI agents private.

View the court documents below:

AG Brief for Musico Bond Hearing 10-23-20 p 1-8 by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd