Whitmer Hoax Defendant: ‘My Life Got Taken Away From Me

American Greatness:
By Julie Kelly

Brandon Caserta had just ordered take-out—a bacon double cheeseburger with jalapeno and avocado that the restaurant named the “Spicy Brando” in his honor—when a coworker said the plant manager needed to see him. Instead of leaving to take his lunch break as planned, Caserta, who at the time worked as a machinist in a Michigan factory that manufactures parts for Ford trucks, walked to his boss’ office to see what was up.

When Caserta entered the office on October 7, 2020, at least 15 masked FBI agents and local law enforcement officers immediately tackled him to the ground. “Stop resisting, you’re under arrest!” they shouted, according to Caserta, who spoke with American Greatness by phone for four hours this week to discuss his nearly two-year ordeal at the hands of the U.S. government.

Caserta was taken from Plymouth to Ypsilanti that evening and interrogated. Hours later, FBI agents finally revealed why he was under arrest: for conspiring to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic governor of Michigan. 

“It was surreal. I was like, ‘are you serious right now?’ Then they said, ‘The other guys say you know all about it.’”

The “other guys” were acquaintances that Caserta had met for the first time earlier that summer. They, too, had been arrested on the same federal charge in what the Justice Department considered a potential act of domestic terrorism.

Caserta’s name, along with the names of five other defendants—Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Barry Croft, Jr., and Daniel Harris—went viral. Their mug shots were plastered across the front pages and cable news channels while reporters described the men as “white supremacists” and members of “right-wing militias” loyal to President Donald Trump.

Whitmer gave an emotional public statement the next day to blame Trump, her political nemesis, for inciting the alleged plot. Joe Biden did the same on the campaign stump in the waning weeks of the 2020 election as millions of Americans were voting for president. “There is a through line from President Trump’s dog whistles and tolerance of hate, vengeance, and lawlessness to plots such as this one,” Biden said in a statement on October 8, 2020.

That same day, Caserta and his co-defendants began an 18-month stint in county jail awaiting trial as federal prosecutors built their case while attempting to conceal the government’s deep involvement in the plot.

Turns out, Caserta and his alleged co-conspirators were not criminals planning to snatch Whitmer from her summer house and dump her in the middle of Lake Michigan but human pawns in yet another stunt by the Federal Bureau of Investigation designed to interfere in a national election and sabotage Donald Trump. And the elaborate, costly scheme had been months in the making. more

15 Comments on Whitmer Hoax Defendant: ‘My Life Got Taken Away From Me

  1. It’s just my opinion, but I don’t believe that commie skank whitmer is anywhere near intelligent enough to orchestrate this event. I do believe she was taking marching orders from some commie higher up…higher that o’bama even.

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  2. @General Malaise
    “We need to know whose idea this was and everyone involved who signed-off on it.”

    No, we don’t. When an agency, corrupt from the beginning, behaves in this fashion, it is time to simply dissolve it entirely. As the FBI was created by the Executive, it can be dissolved by the Executive. Of course, there is still the legislation that prompted the creation of the FBI to contend with, but surely there’s another answer; and if not, creating a new agency devoid of any current FBI employee would not be difficult.

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  3. You’re probably right, Sturge, but it helps to know the ringleaders so one can skewer their hearts directly when the time comes.

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  4. They are absolutely right! Just ask The “Don”, he knows all about stealing & stolen, has very many years at it! Trivia, bestest school years were just like that movie, ah oh yeah The Breakfast Club, in detention, where he learned it all!

  5. @Sturge May 14, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    > @General Malaise
    > “We need to know whose idea this was and everyone involved who signed-off on it.”

    There’s the pitch…

    > No, we don’t. When an agency, corrupt from the beginning, behaves in this fashion

    He swings!

    > it is time to simply dissolve it entirely.

    And. A miss.

    (When [not if] you find a Party bureau is cooking bioweapons. You do not spill the “work product” in the parking lot. Allow the participants to cash in their vacation and retirement time. And thank them for their service.

    Not. A. Single. One.)

  6. @Sturge May 14, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    > creating a new agency devoid of any current FBI employee would not be difficult

    Not even possible. If done correctly.

  7. She may not be smart enough to orchestrate a plan like this, but I have no doubt that she is much more involved in it than just as a “potential victim”.

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  8. Molly R
    You’re talking in riddles. By him to you mean Obama? If so yes he learned from Bill Ayers.

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  9. I wonder how the FBI’s Office of Putting Child Porn On Political Enemies’ Computers is up to?

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  10. A far left President turned FBI into America’s conservative hunting STASI 9/4/01. Julie has pointed this out many times the last 15 months. By far Don’s worst mistake was not destroying FBI and firing ALL! Sean is TOTALLY WRONG, there no longer are any “good Americans” there. GWB and Mueller purged them all; years ago!

  11. @ool ex Jarhead May 15, 2022 at 8:21 am

    > GWB and Mueller purged them all; years ago!

    Gone? Yes. Purged? No.

    Working according to design, includes “burn in” time.

    They (collectively) were never anything but those calling Americans “enemy”. Ever. There never was a golden age. There never was a good time. They may have still been warming “the ovens” up. But there was always, only one, result. By design.

    So… There is nothing to “go back to”. Stop trying to sacrifice whippersnappers to the burning idol you pray hadn’t lied to you.

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