In early 2020, the FBI became aware of the discussion about the violent overthrow of certain government and law-enforcement officials. Via electronic communication, individuals identified as Adam Fox and Barry Croft, who agreed to unite others to take violent action against multiple state governments.
The state governments were targeted based on the belief that they violated the U.S. Constitution, according to court records.
In June 2020, Croft, Fox and 13 others from several states met in Ohio, the record said.
“At one point, several members talked about state governments they believed were violating the U.S. Constitution, including the government of Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Several members talked about murdering “tyrants” or “taking” a sitting governor,” the record said. more