Legal experts reveal one reason Gov. Whitmer kidnap case is strong
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Screen cap).

DETROIT — The federal criminal case against six of 13 suspects accused of plotting to abduct and possibly harm Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer contains a legal nuance that former officials from the U.S. Department of Justice say make conviction more likely. Barbara McQuade, who served the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit as U.S. Attorney from 2010-17, told The Detroit Free Press that federal prosecutors have a tough time with “domestic terrorism” cases, unlike international terrorism, because there is no domestic terrorism statute. But a kidnapping charge gives federal prosecutors a clear ...

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