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Introducing Season Seven of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

Sony Music

Tv & Film, Society & Culture, Documentary, Comedy, True Crime

4.67.6K Ratings

🗓️ 18 January 2024

⏱️ 4 minutes

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In the fall of 2020, 14 men were arrested across three states in a series of FBI raids that shocked the nation. The government alleged that these men conspired to kidnap, and possibly even kill, the sitting governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. But is that really what happened? On season 7 of Chameleon, we’ll explore that notorious plot to kidnap governor Whitmer from its inception by taking listeners on an unprecedented journey inside the investigation. Through hundreds of hours of wire recordings that have never been heard by the public, you’ll ride along in the pocket of an FBI informant posing as a militia member, as he infiltrates an anti-government group that seems dangerous. But are they? Was the plot to kidnap governor Whitmer the sophisticated plan the government said it was, or just the stoned fantasies of a group of down-on-their-luck gun nuts? Did the FBI stop a dangerous plot in motion…or did it help to create it? From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 7 of Chameleon: The Michigan Plot. Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge and you’ll be the first to access Chameleon: The Michigan Plot s as soon as it drops on February 1st, Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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It's October of 2020 and five friends are riding along in a truck on a Michigan highway.


On their way to grab some chicken wings, drink some beer, and pick up some tactical gear.


You can try it, but you ain't going to succeed.


These guys have been hanging out together for months,


shooting guns, talking trash, and smoking a ton of weed.


They're not the brightest bulbs in the box.


One of them is playing with a taser and another keeps cocking and uncocking a


pistol and putting it to the head of the driver.


They pull off the highway into a parking lot and get out of the car. Flash. Flash bang grenades explode around them as FBI agents sprint out guns drawn.


Go and move.


Go and move. Do not move. drawn. These guys' lives are about to change forever. For months the FBI has


been listening to their conversations, reading their chat messages, and watching their every move.


The government would say that these guys weren't just stone dummies. They were domestic terrorists plotting to kidnap and


maybe even kill the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer. My name is Ken Bensinger and I'm Jessica Garrison. This is Chameleon, season 7, the Michigan plot.


A plan to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitber.


Individuals are in custody.


They face felony charges of terrorism, gang membership, conspiracy to kidnap.


The chilling plan.


The FBI says it's stopped before it could be carried out over seven


episodes Ken and I are going to take you on an unprecedented journey inside one of the


most notorious FBI domestic terrorism


investigations in a generation.


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