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Thursday, 16 September 2021

New Details on Undercover Informants in Alleged Governor Kidnap Conspiracy

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New Details on Undercover Informants in Alleged Governor Kidnap Conspiracy
New Details on Undercover Informants in Alleged Governor Kidnap Conspiracy

LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING FOR..F OFTHE TOP HERE AT SI--XANOTHER UPDATE IN THE ALLEGEDPLOT TO KIDNAP GOVERNOR WHITMER.THE 4 MEN STILL FANGCI FEDERALCHARGES ARE PUSHING THEGOVERNMENT TO RELEASE MOREINFORMATION AND DATA COLLECTEDBY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTSWORKING THE CASE.OUR MICHAEL MARTIN IS LIVE INTHE NEWSROOM AFTER DIGGING THRUA TRANSCRIPT THAT WAS JUSTUNSEALED.?MICELHAWE GOT TO FINALLY TAKE A LOOATKA TRANSCRIPT FROM A SEPTEMBER 2HEARING IN FEDERAL COURT TSHIHEARING STEMMED FROM DEFENSEATTORNEYS ASKING FOR MOREEVIDENCE TO BEUR TNED OVER AHEADOF TRIALSPECIFICALLY THE CONTENTS OFHE TCELL PHONES USED BONEYPROMINENT CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT-- *AND OF THE F-B-I SPECIAGENTS WORKING THE CASE.Anastase Markou, AssociateAttorney, Levine & Levine0.42 "there are a lot ofcommunications via text,hone pcalls, there was variousinformants working undercover,And there were actually FBIagents working undercover aspart of the larger group thatwas supposed to be conspiring tokidnap the governor."IN THE FEDERAL CASE AGAINST THEMEN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING TOKIDNAP AND POTENTIALLY KILLMICHIGAN GOVERNOR GRETCHENWHITMER THERE ARE FEWUNCONTESTED FACTNA━ Messing with FiarmBUT ONE ELEMENT THE DEFENSE ANDPROSECUTION SEEMS TO AGREE━ OTHAT THERE WERE AT LEAST 12UNDERCOVER CONFIDENTIALINFORMANTS WORKING THEINVESTIGATION.Anastase Markou, AssociateAttorney, Levine & Levine0.59 "So I would expect thatthere is a lot of eviden"ceIN FACT, ACCORDING TO THETRANSCRIPTF OA SEPTEMBER 2NDHEARING THAT FOX 17 HASOBTAINED THE DEFENSE RECEIVEDOVER 1,400 PAGES OF *BRIEFREPORTS* REGARDING JUST ONE OFTHE OSINFORMANTS WHO THEY REFERTO AS DANA━ Training Exercise LaunchesTHE DEFENSE ASKS ExerciseLaunchTHE DEFENSE ASKS FORLL ACOMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN 2 OF ETHFBI SPECIAL AGENTS ON THE CASEAND INFORMANT DAN SAYING QUOTE*THEY ARE ORCHESTRATING THISALSO BRINGING UP THE BRADY RULE,WHICH SAYS THE GOVERNMENT MUSTTURN OVER TO THE DEFENSE ALLEVIDENCE THAT COULD *REASONABLYAFFECT THE JUDGEMENTF OTHEJURY.Anastase Markou, AssociateAttorney, Levine & Levine10.10 "anytime the prosecurtochooses not to disclose anyinformation, they they crackopen the door to a possieblBrady violation down the road."Anasta Msearkou, AssociateAttorney, Levine & Levine8:21 "if I were the defense, Iwould certainly want all of theaudio and video."THE DEFENSE CLAIMS THE INFORNTMAWAS PAID 54 THOUSAND DOLLARSYTHE GOVEMERNNT FOR HIS WK ORBUT ACTED IMPROPERLY WHEN HEALLEGEDLY SUGGESTED TO ADAM FOXAND OTHERS THAT THEY SHOULD?QUOTE *FIRE ROUNDS INTO THEGOVERNOR’S HOME GIVING THEM ALLKINDS OF CRIMINAL IDEAS*NA━ Powering Up Stun GunALSO ARGUING THAT INFORMANDANTWAS ASSIGNED TO TARGET A VIEAMTNVETERAN IN VIRGINIA NAMED FRANKEVEN CLAIMING HE ENCOURAGED THEMAN TO QUOTE *CREATE CHEMICALBOMBS*.BUT THE PROSECUTION PUSHED BACKAnastase Markou, AssociateAttorney, Levine & Levine9.21 "The’e’s a counterbalancingargument here that if some ofthe material still, that’s somesort of privilegoreconfidentiality to it, and I canundersndta why the governmentmight not want to disclose it."THE PROSECUTOR SAYING DAN WASQUOTE *A PRIVATE CITIZEN, TO KASHIM TO TURN OVER HIS PHONE ANDRUMMAGE THROUGH IT IS REALLYDANGEROUS."Anastase Markou, AoctessAttorney, Levine & Levine11.06 "one of the problems fordefense lawyers is how do youprove that the Brady materialwas exculpatory, that it hadsomething in it, that could havehelped the defense when youdon’t have the material to lookat and say, that had somethingin it that could have helped thedefense?"IN THE END, THE JUDGE DENYING 2*BROAD REQUESTS FOR MOREEVIDENCE NOT ORDERING THEGOVERNMENT TJUO ST HAND OVERDAN’S PHONE BUT TELLING THEPROSECUTION THAT IF THEY AREUNSURE WHETHER OR NOT CERTAINEVIDENCE *SHOULD BE TURNED OVERTO THE DEFENSE, THEN THEY SHLDSUBMIT THAT DOCUMENTS TO THECOURTS FOR AN IN-CAMERA REVIEW.WE ALSO FOUND OUT TSINTRANSCRIPT THAT ANOTHER ONOFETHE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS ISNOW FACING FEDERAL CHARGES INWISCONSIN, THEIR FULL NAME NBEING MENTIONED IN COURT.THE CASE IS BACK IN COT URFRIDAY, WHERE THE JUDGE WILLCONSIDER POSTPONING THE TRIAL.WE WILL BRG INYOU THAT UPDATEWHEN