The man who was a secret informant for the FBI in its efforts to take down a group accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer testified in court against three of the suspects. The informant only went by “Dan” in the Friday preliminary hearings for Pete Musico, 43; Joseph Morrison, 26; and Paul Bellar, 22, according to the Detroit Free Press. The three men were among a group of 14 who have been accused of targeting the Michigan governor over her restrictions that were put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ONE OF SIX CHARGES IN PLOT TO KIDNAP GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER PLEADS GUILTY Dan learned of the group, the Wolverine Watchmen, through Facebook, and it was suggested to him through the platform’s algorithm, he said. (…) Dan approached a friend in law enforcement once he found out that the group was interested in harming police officers. The FBI then approached him, and he agreed to cooperate as an informant. His time undercover included going to protest at the state Capitol and to a rural training area with members of the group.

via washingtonexaminer: FBI informant testifies against men accused of Whitmer kidnapping plot