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Gretchen Whitmer

49th Governor of Michigan

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Gretchen Whitmer: 49th Governor of Michigan
Gretchen Esther Whitmer is an American politician serving as the 49th governor of Michigan since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006 and in the Michigan Senate from 2006 to 2015.

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MI plot suspects also considered targeting VA Gov: FBI [Video]

MI plot suspects also considered targeting VA Gov: FBI

[NFA] Some suspects accused of trying to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also discussed whether they should shoot her in the head and contemplated abducting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as..

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VA Gov. on alleged kidnap plot: 'There's no imminent danger' [Video]

VA Gov. on alleged kidnap plot: 'There's no imminent danger'

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday commented on being named as a possible target of a kidnapping plot along with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, telling reporters that "there's no imminent..

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VA Gov. on kidnap plot: 'There's no imminent danger' [Video]

VA Gov. on kidnap plot: 'There's no imminent danger'

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday commented on being named as a possible target of a kidnapping plot along with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, telling reporters that "there's no imminent..

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Feds Charge 6 Men in Alleged Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor [Video]

Feds Charge 6 Men in Alleged Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor

The six men named in the alleged plot to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Trump lashes back at Michigan Governor Whitmer [Video]

Trump lashes back at Michigan Governor Whitmer

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed back at Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday night after she accused the president of fomenting political extremism. Gloria Tso reports.

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‘Militia’ plot to kidnap US governor Gretchen Whitmer foiled by undercover agents [Video]

‘Militia’ plot to kidnap US governor Gretchen Whitmer foiled by undercover agents

A plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and put her “on trial” was foiled by undercover agents and informants, the FBI said.

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Whitmer slams Trump's rhetoric after kidnapping plot [Video]

Whitmer slams Trump's rhetoric after kidnapping plot

At a news conference on Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer accused President Donald Trump of encouraging extremist groups like the "sick and depraved men" that targeted her in a thwarted plot..

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Why full evidence of the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer may never be known

Technology played a critical role in the planning and formulation of the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, police say.
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Michigan Governor Whitmer responds to Trump as kidnapping case goes to grand jury

A judge is seeing evidence in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She tells Tony Dokoupil that continued rhetoric by President Trump is putting her in danger.
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Michigan voters could play critical role in 2020 election

"CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil hits the streets in suburban Detroit with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The state is critical to both Republican..
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Whitmer canvasses for Biden in Michigan weeks after kidnap plot

"CBS This Morning" follows Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's voter outreach effort for our series, "At America's Crossroads," looking at 3 battleground states.
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'Incredibly disturbing': Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Trump incites domestic terrorism

Whitmer's remarks Sunday followed a Michigan rally Saturday at which President Trump criticized the governor, prompting chants of "Lock her up."
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Trump 'lock 'em all up' chant: Gov. Whitmer says it's inciting terrorism. Lara Trump says it's just rally 'fun.'

"He was having fun at a Trump rally," said campaign adviser Lara Trump of the chant while Gov. Whitmer called the president's rhetoric "dangerous."
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Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Included PT Cruiser Training, Feds Claim

Some of the men who planned to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were apparently gearing up for war from inside the ultimate mom car of the 2000s -- this per federal investigators. Michigan's FOX..
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Trump rally crowd chants 'lock her up' about Michigan Gov. Whitmer, target of alleged kidnapping plot

Gov. Whitmer responded to Trump's criticism during a rally in Michigan, posting that his was the kind of rhetoric that had put her family in danger.
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Evidence presented in court against alleged Michigan militia members

The U.S. Attorney's Office publicly released evidence on Friday in its case against six men charged in a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Andrew Feathers of CBS Grand Rapids, Michigan,..
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'They're amateurs': Feds say plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was dangerous, poorly planned

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Berens agreed the government had probable cause to charge the six defendants, despite objections by defense lawyers.
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Another suspect charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is charged with material support of an act of terrorism, a 20-year felony.
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3 denied bond in alleged plot to kidnap governor

A federal judge orders three of the five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to held without bond before trial (Oct. 13)  
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FBI says Virginia Gov. Northam was also targeted in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

The suspects accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discussed "taking" Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent testified.
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Suspects in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer likely to remain in detention without bond

Five suspects in the attempted kidnapping case of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday in Grand Rapids.
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One piece of alleged extremist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included a 'plan to target and kill police'

Law enforcement is on high alert in Michigan as alleged plot involving alleged anti-government activists included targeting police.
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2 former Marines among those charged in plot to kidnap Michigan's governor

CBS News has learned that three of the suspects charged in the alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer have military ties. Chris Hanson reports.
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Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist says militia group wanted to "disrupt the election process"

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she's not worried about violence as the election nears, despite the recent kidnapping plot against her. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist joins CBSN's Elaine..
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10/11: Salvanto, McDaniel, Whitmer

This week on "Face the Nation," President Trump prepares to barnstorm the country in the closing weeks of the campaign following his COVID-19 diagnosis as the nation, and the world, see an alarming..
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she is concerned about the rise of right-wing armed groups in Michigan.


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In wake of plot, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer 'not worried' about Election Day violence, says Michigan is prepared

Whitmer said, "We will not tolerate anyone … interfering with someone's ability to safely vote."
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Whitmer says extremists are "finding comfort" in rhetoric from GOP leaders

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says "domestic terrorists" like those accused of plotting to kidnap her are "finding comfort" in the rhetoric of Republican leaders.
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Transcript: Gretchen Whitmer on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer that aired Sunday, October 11, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
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Is Michigan's Capitol prepared for armed attack, as extremists in Whitmer kidnapping plot allegedly planned

Capitol police try to prepare for situations they think (and hope) will likely never happen so they are not caught unprepared, police said.
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Suspects in alleged Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot charged in court

Experts warn other extremist groups could attempt violent action in the months ahead after investigators thwarted an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. More than a dozen men..
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New details emerge about plot to kidnap Michigan governor

There are new details emerging about the alleged plot to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Michigan Sheriff Shared Stage with Kidnapping Suspect, Says Many Wanted Whitmer Arrested

A Sheriff in Michigan not only shared a stage with one of the men arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ... he says the 13 alleged extremists..
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A kidnap and murder plot targeted Gretchen Whitmer. It's no coincidence she's a woman.

To be a woman in public life is to get threats. But the kidnap and murder plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is a new level of horror.
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Fact check: Viral photos of Biden and Whitmer without masks are from early March

Viral photos of Biden and Whitmer without masks, from before they were recommended, are being used on social media to accuse them of hypocrisy.
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Man accused in Michigan plot pleads not guilty

One of the men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleads not guilty, judge sets $250,000 cash bond. (Oct. 9)  
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This week on "Face the Nation," October 11, 2020

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
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Whitmer's family was "moved around" due to terror plot, AG says

Investigators say the alleged plot was supposed to be set in motion in the days leading up to the election.
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'They're domestic terrorists': Michigan governor objects to calling men charged in kidnapping plot 'militias'

Some noted that despite Whitmer's objection, she herself referred to the alleged domestic terrorist groups as "militia groups" twice Thursday.
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on alleged plot against Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Law enforcement announced that more than a dozen people were taken into custody in relation to an alleged plot to kidnap and potentially kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state..
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Eye Opener: Investigators bust alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor

Investigators say they broke up an elaborate domestic terror plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Also, President Trump's doctor said he anticipates the president can safely resume public..
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Michigan extremists plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, start civil war. Here's why the state is a 'hotbed' for similar groups

Michigan has had a long history of armed groups similar to the Wolverine Watchmen. The group is accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Trump says Whitmer didn't say 'thank you' after thwarted kidnapped plot. She did thank law enforcement

Whitmer thanked law enforcement in her press conference on Thursday but criticized Trump for his responses to hate groups.
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FBI foils alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor and overthrow government

State and federal investigators say they've broken up an alleged plot to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state's government. Jeff Pegues reports.
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The F.B.I. discloses a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.


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Michigan Gov. Whitmer Says FBI Arrested Militia Group Trying to Kidnap and Possibly Kill Her

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer just made a stunning revelation ... 13 members of 2 militia groups have been arrested for hatching a plot to kidnap and possibly kill her. The Governor, who has been..
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks out about "depraved" kidnap plot

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke to the media after federal and state law enforcement officials announced the arrest of 13 people who allegedly plotted to kidnap her and try her for "treason"..
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13 charged in plots against Mich. governor, police

Six people have been charged in federal court with plotting to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home. Separately, seven more people have been charged with trying to..
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