The FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office, is the office being the shocking, precedent-shattering raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. Guess who’s running it…that’s right, the same guy behind the FBI’s involvement in the kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer!
That would be Steven D’Antuono. He, was the one running the American Stasi’s Detroit field office when it (allegedly, according to testimony), stirred up, encouraged, and even facilitated the planning of the kidnapping plot, with numerous agents being involved in dealing with a small militia group and trying to send a number of those militia members to jail. Two of those Michigan militia members were recently acquited but are now being retried.
Just the News recently ran a report on the matter which described the role of the FBI in that plot, saying:
“Details about the FBI’s integral role throughout the development of the alleged kidnapping plot continue to emerge amid plunging public support for the agency following a string of investigations, arrests and prosecutions targeting Trump allies and recent whistleblower reports of enforcement decisions tainted by political bias at FBI headquarters in D.C.
“Legal experts and civil libertarians have decried accelerating prosecutorial overkill, double standards and strong-arm tactics in the criminalization of political opposition by the Department of Justice and FBI.”
So D’Antuno’s field office is the one that tried to entrap a number of right-leaning guys in Michigan in a high-profile plot that distracted the country from how horrible Whitmer’s Covid policies were, and how he’s the one in charge of the office behind the raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home…it’s almost as if he has an ax to grind against the right!
Oh, and that’s not all. The DOJ went on to try and retry Fox and Craft, the two guys from the Michigan militia that were acquitted but are now being set up, and relied on testimony from a USPS driver that had contacts with the FBI because he shared “his concerns with a police officer friend” over a 2A Facebook group that was critical of LEOs, as Just the News reported in the same article, saying:
While the DOJ decided to retry Fox and Croft, Kelly said that the department’s “timing could not be worse,” as the credibility of both the DOJ and FBI is “imploding.”
On Tuesday, FBI informant Dan Chappel, also known as “Big Dan,” was cross-examined by the defense. A contractor for the U.S. Postal Service who drove delivery trucks, Chappel was put in touch with the FBI after sharing his concerns with a police officer friend over a pro-Second Amendment Facebook group that he said was critical of law enforcement, according to his testimony from the first trial in the spring.
FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers worked with “Big Dan” on both the Whitmer kidnapping plot and another scheme in Virginia, the latter targeting then-Gov. Ralph Northam. In the Virginia operation, Chambers told Chappel to try to convince a Vietnam veteran “to kill the governor specifically,” according to texts revealed in defense filings last year.
Chambers has his own internet intelligence company, and its Twitter account posted hints regarding pending arrests before the news broke regarding the alleged Whitmer plot.
Chappel, working for the FBI, offered Fox, who was living in the basement of a vacuum repair shop that lacked running water while being unemployed, a credit card with a limit of $5,000 from the FBI to purchase weapons, ammunition, and hotel rooms. Fox, along with others, never took the credit cards.
So that’s the guy that D’Antuno’s field office employed, a rat that reported people in a FB group and (allegedly) tried to entrap someone at the behest of the FBI. And now he’s in charge of the office that raided Trump’s home. Sounds about right for The Swamp.