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Prosecutor says 3 men accused in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer wanted to start a civil war

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says three men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wanted to start a civil war.

Eric Molitor and twin brothers William Null and Michael Null went on trial yesterday (Wednesday) in Antrim County. They are charged with providing material support for terrorist acts. They are pleading not guilty.

In his opening statement, William Rollstin of the state attorney general's office told jurors the defendants had anarchist beliefs and considered themselves “the new founding fathers.” Rollstin says they supported a scheme to abduct Whitmer at her vacation home in retaliation for her policies during the pandemic.

Defense attorneys said prosecutors were misrepresenting evidence.

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