FBI Agent in Whitmer Kidnapping Case Arrested For ‘Domestic Incident’ with His Wife – Then Released on Bond

 

FBI Special Agent Richard Trask: Instagram

An FBI agent in the so-called plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was arrested for a ‘domestic incident’ with his wife – then released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

The FBI used at least 12 informants in the Michigan Whitmer kidnapping case.

There are 6 defendants and 12 FBI informants.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

In October 2020, the FBI announced during a press conference that it thwarted a plot by a so-called “right-wing militia” to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state government.

It was all a set-up.

Now we find out a second FBI agent/informant in the Whitmer case has been arrested – which of course only bolsters the defense.

The Detroit News reported:

FBI Special Agent Richard Trask, 39, of Kalamazoo, was charged Monday with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder following a domestic incident with his wife Sunday. He was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond following an arraignment in 8th District Court in Kalamazoo and faces a charge punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

His arrest comes at a critical juncture in the criminal case against five men charged in federal court with plotting to kidnap Whitmer. Defense lawyers last week leveled a broad attack on the foundation of the high-profile case and suggested a second FBI agent was trying to sabotage defense teams.

Trask, 39, has worked for the FBI since 2011 and served as the FBI’s public face in the Whitmer case, testifying in federal court about the investigation. He has worked on cases involving espionage, terrorism and domestic extremism investigations.

“It’s the last thing you want for a major case like this,” said Andrew Arena, former special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit office. “Any time you give the defense any ammunition it’s not good.”

According to The Detroit News, the FBI is coopering with the prosecutor’s office.

“In accordance with FBI policy, the incident is subject to internal review, and I cannot comment further at this time,” FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider said in a statement.

The defense will certainly use the arrest of two FBI agents/informants involved in the Whitmer ‘kidnap plot’ as part of their argument to have the case dismissed.

FBI Agent in Whitmer Kidnapping Case Arrested For ‘Domestic Incident’ with His Wife – Then Released on Bond FBI Agent in Whitmer Kidnapping Case Arrested For ‘Domestic Incident’ with His Wife – Then Released on Bond Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 17:20 Rating: 5

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