FBI fires lead agent in Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping case

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  4 days ago  •  14 comments

By:   Colton Salaz (Just The News)

FBI fires lead agent in Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping case
FBI fires agent who lead the investigation into the attempted kidnapping of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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The FBI agent credited with thwarting the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been fired from the agency after domestic violence allegations were levied against him.

According to The Detroit News, Special Agent Richard Trask was fired last week while awaiting trial on charges of assault with intent to do bodily harm and allegations that he beat his wife's head against a nightstand following an argument caused by a swingers party they attended.

The firing of the law enforcement officer comes amid questions concerning potential misconduct by the FBI during the kidnapping investigation, and whether as many as 12 informants were driving the alleged conspiracy.

Trask was dropped as a witness for the FBI following comments he made on social media calling former President Donald a "douchebag" and a "piece of s---."

The arrest and subsequent firing come as defense lawyers representing the accused attempted kidnappers began planning their legal strategy, which includes attacking the credibility of the FBI agents involved in the case. The defense team also plans on alleging the FBI informants, including Trask, entrapped the defendants.

The trial will not be conducted until December at the earliest, and the defense team may still attempt to call Trask as a witness despite the FBI dismissing him for the prosecution.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    4 days ago

The firing of the law enforcement officer comes amid questions concerning potential misconduct by the FBI during the kidnapping investigation, and whether as many as 12 informants were driving the alleged conspiracy.

You mean the FBI actually might have driven the conspiracy?


Would the FBI do such a thing?

Unfortunately, we know what the FBi has become.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1  XXJefferson51  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    4 days ago

It’s truly sad.  Officers like this one with that lifestyle was bound to be vulnerable to blackmail and other pressures. I know that most FBI and other federal law enforcement are good people but the closer to the top things seem to go bad all to often.  It’s getting to be where border patrol and ICE are the only ones we can truly trust anymore.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    4 days ago

You are right on that. Most of the rank & file agents are good men. It's the top echelon that has been spoiled.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  Buzz of the Orient    4 days ago

So a "swinger" who physically assaulted his wife gets fired from his job and that means the job he did was flawed?  Oh how I love logic. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    4 days ago

No, I never mentioned him.

I'm concerned about possible misconduct by the 12 agents who infiltrated an organization they deemed so worthy of the agencies time.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    4 days ago
"No, I never mentioned him."

Correct, you only alluded by mentioning his conduct that such could be evidence of your theory.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.1    4 days ago

Twelve agents infiltrated the group. What did they do?  Could they have suggested the kidnapping of the Governor?

Based on what we have seen from the FBI, I wouldn't put anything past them.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    4 days ago

If they had, is that not typical of a "sting" operation?  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.3    4 days ago

Actively suggesting that someone commits a crime is over the line - it's called entrapment. There is only one reason they would do that - to create a political narrative.

And the FBI has become very political.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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3  bbl-1    4 days ago

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bbl-1
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3.1  bbl-1  replied to  bbl-1 @3    4 days ago

And 2.1.2 isn't?

 
 
 
charger 383
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4  charger 383    4 days ago

FBI agents used to be the elite of law enforcement

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  charger 383 @4    4 days ago

Yes they were, before the days of James Comey and Robert Muller.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  seeder  Vic Eldred    4 days ago

Time to have a little drink, catch some news and call it a night

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Have a good night!

 
 
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