On COI #140, Kyle and Will return to the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer last year. New reporting and court filings show that the FBI used no less than 12 undercover agents and confidential informants to infiltrate the plot, most paid substantial sums of money. Some also played key roles in organizing the scheme, covering various expenses and helping to transport other members to group meetings. Several defendants now say they were entrapped.
New anomalies continue to crop up in the story of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition figure said to have been poisoned by Moscow last year. A new OPCW document raises major questions about the timeline between Navalny’s alleged poisoning and the intervention of the German government.
The CIA has tapped a veteran intelligence officer involved in the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden to investigate the so-called “Havana syndrome,” or a wide range of health problems reported by American spies and diplomats stationed abroad. No plausible theory has been put forward to explain the strange symptoms, but the corporate press and some Americans officials have nonetheless cast blame on US adversaries – Russia, China and Cuba among them – suggesting some sort of advanced weapon is behind the ailment.