Feds say Michigan man threatened Ukraine whistleblower's lawyer

DETROIT — A small-town Michigan man has landed on the federal government’s radar, indicted for allegedly threatening a lawyer for the Ukraine whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.Brittan Atkinson, 52, of Beaverton — a quaint vacation spot in rural Gladwin County — is accused of sending attorney Mark Zaid an email on Nov. 7 that read: “All traitors must die miserable deaths. Those that represent traitors shall meet the same fate,” according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.Atkinson allegedly sent the email one day after Trump held up a...


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