Defense rests in trial of men accused in plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer
Gretchen Whitmer at a General Motors event on Jan. 25, 2022, in Lansing, Michigan. - Bill Pugliano/Getty Images North America/TNS

DETROIT — Daniel Harris, a Lake Orion man accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, became the first defendant on trial in federal court in Grand Rapids to testify in his own defense Thursday, calling an FBI informant a "b----" and the government's star witnesses "liars." He denied joining any conspiracy. Harris, 24, a Marine who served in Asia, was the only one of four defendants to testify during the 14th day of trial Thursday before defense teams rested in one of the country's most important prosecutions involving politics, allegations of domestic terrorism and violent extremism....