New update re SA Richard (Dick?) Trask of Kalamazoo. I picked this up via Red State, who got it from the Detroit News.
Remember that "domestic incident" that got Trask--who happens to have been the case agent in the Whitmer "kidnapping" case--arrested on a felony charge? We've got more details. Not all the details, but enough to feed one's imagination:
An FBI agent at the center of the plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is accused of jumping on his wife in bed and smashing her head against a nightstand after a dispute stemming from a swingers’ party, according to court records.
Special Agent Richard Trask, 39, of Kalamazoo, was charged Monday with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder following an incident Sunday.
An affidavit filed by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office in Kalamazoo County District Court said Trask’s wife had bloody lacerations to the right side of her head and “blood all over chest, clothing arms and hand,” as well as “severe” bruising to her neck and throat.
You may recall from this morning that one of the defense lawyers says there's a recording that features another FBI agent, Henrik Impola, discussing the possibility of creating "disarray and chaos" for defense lawyers. No comment on how the prosecutors view these FBI antics. "Disarray and chaos" sounds about right--for the prosecution.
UPDATE: If you can't get enough of this stuff, Zerohedge has more: Whitmer Kidnapping Defendants Claim Entrapment After 12 FBI Informants Involved In Plot. Here are the key new facts:
One 'informant,' an Iraq war veteran, "became so deeply enmeshed in a Michigan militant group" that he rose to second-in-command - telling members of the group to meet with other potential suspects, and even footing the bill to transport members to meetings.
For six months, the Iraq War vet had been wearing a wire, gathering hundreds of hours of recordings. He wasn’t the only one. A biker who had traveled from Wisconsin to join the group was another informant. The man who’d advised them on where to put the explosives — and offered to get them as much as the task would require — was an undercover FBI agent. So was a man in one of the other cars who said little and went by the name Mark. -BuzzFeed
Last week, the lawyer for one defendant filed a motion that included texts from an FBI agent to a key informant, the Iraq War veteran, directing him to draw specific people into the conspiracy — potential evidence of entrapment that he said the government “inadvertently disclosed.” He is requesting all texts sent and received by that informant, and other attorneys are now considering motions that accuse the government of intentionally withholding evidence of entrapment. -BuzzFeed
It's not conclusive, but I have to believe that the prosecution is reeling a bit.
This would be a great counter lawsuit for entrapment and sue for civil fines in the millions. I would hope that the chump six get a lawyer to sue for them.ReplyDelete