Adam Fox lawyer gives closing statement in Whitmer kidnap plot trial

Adam Fox was a broke, vulnerable stoner who just wanted to make friends in the summer of 2020, but instead fell under the spell of conniving federal agents and informants who set him up in a fake plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, his lawyer argued Friday.

“Adam Fox wanted to please. He was looking for connections,” defense attorney Christopher Gibbons told jurors in his closing statements Friday, stressing repeatedly: “Adam Fox is not the leader the government wants him to be. He never became a leader.. .because he isn’t a leader. He didn’t have the skills.

But what he did have, Gibbons argued, was the “love and affection” of a man he knew as Big Dan – the one-time Wolverine Watchmen who left the militia group in the spring of 2020 and became an undercover informant for the FBI.

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