On Sunday, the FBI confirmed that federal law enforcement agents were conducting activities in Washtenaw and Lenawee counties over the weekend in connection to Hutaree, a Christian militia group. FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold told The Detroit News the federal warrants in the case are under court seal and declined further comment.
To say I find the timing of this raid convenient is to understate things considerably. No sooner does the healthcare bill pass and Democrat congressmen start calling Republicans a bunch of violent haters, than the FBI raids a "militia". Odd that they escaped notice for the entire eight years of the War On Terror under Bush, only to suddenly come to light now.
Will follow with interest.
The Interested Phantom
Update already: Also raids in Indiana and Ohio.
Update Monday Mar. 29, the indictment. The usual collection of "We're sure they were going to do something" and gun charges. These dorks have been rattling around for years, it still looks very convenient timewise to me. OTOH, the Michigan Militia spokes-whatsit also says they were freaky deaky. So, we shall see. Bail hearing on Wednesday.