Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

FBI Agent Involved in Whitmer Kidnap Case Arrested for Assault

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An FBI agent deeply involved in the arrest of men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was himself arrested this week for assault. Richard Trask, 39, an agent with the bureau since 2011, was arraigned on July 19 for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, according to Kalamazoo County court records. An FBI spokesperson told The Epoch Times that the bureau is aware of the charge. The spokesperson declined to answer when asked whether Trask is still employed by the bureau. “We are fully cooperating with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on this matter. In accordance with FBI policy, the incident is subject to internal review, and I cannot comment further at this time,” the spokesperson said in an email. Jeffrey Getting, the prosecutor who brought the charge, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trask faces up to 10 years …

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