Michigan extremists plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, start civil war. Here's why the state is a 'hotbed' for similar groups

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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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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 to kidnap her before the Nov. 3 election.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said President Trump's response to the alleged kidnapping plot against her "tells you everything you need to know about the..
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Michigan's attorney general has announced charges against two men tied to a white supremacist extremist group called The Base. Charles Marino, a former Secret..
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Oakland County, Mich., a Republican stronghold 12 years ago that is now solidly Democratic, is a prime example of the political evolution taking place in many of..
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The suspects are linked to a December 2019 incident in which The Base allegedly targeted a Michigan family, believing the house belonged to a podcaster who is..
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Two suspected members of the white supremacist group The Base were arrested in Michigan, federal and local authorities said Thursday. They're accused of trying..
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CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins "Red and Blue" to discuss her latest piece in our series "America's Right to Vote," looking at how the Trump..
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