FBI informants have been accused of improperly coordinating with the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to lawyers seeking to scrutinize the agency’s conduct in its investigation.
Lawyers for Barry Croft Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders of the kidnapping plot, argue that FBI informants Jenny Plunk and Steve Robeson had an unusual relationship with the defendant that included smoking marijuana with him and traveling to several of his militia training sessions, the attorneys told the judge earlier this week. In some cases, Plunk even shared a hotel room with Croft — raising questions about whether the FBI informant had crossed a line.
FBI special agent Christopher Long testified that the shared room was meant to be a cost-reducing tactic, arguing that neither Croft nor Plunk had much money at the time, according to the Detroit Free Press. However, he acknowledged that he had never monitored a case in which sources of the opposite gender stayed in the same room during his time as an agent. more here