Confidential FBI informant testifies about plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer
Pete Musico walks toward his wife, Crystal, outside of the Jackson County Courthouse after the second day of the preliminary examination in Jackson on March 4, 2021. - Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press/Detroit Free Press/TNS

JACKSON, Mich. — A confidential FBI informant is testifying Friday in a Jackson County courthouse about being embedded for months alongside leaders of a group accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The informant’s identity is being concealed in court for his safety. Introduced only as “Dan,” an online video feed of Friday's hearing was cut off during his testimony so court observers only could hear him. Dan described learning of the group — known as the Wolverine Watchmen — through a Facebook algorithm that he believed made the suggestion based on his interactions with o...