Undercover FBI agent testifies, recordings heard

For the first time, jurors on Thursday heard from an undercover FBI agent who spied on the suspects charged with plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and recorded their conversations about how they would use explosives to carry out their plan.

Jurors heard many of the secretly recorded conversations, including one that captured defendant Barry Croft Jr. talking to his 10-year-old daughter, who had interrupted his militia group meeting and asked him if he’d like something to eat.

“Honey, I’m making explosives, can you get away from me please?” Croft is heard telling his daughter shortly before he and another explosive co-defendant tried to detonate a homemade.

But the bomb never went off, the undercover agent testedified, noting the suspects tried to a second time, but failed again.

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