Scott talks with Jim Bovard about the recent acquittals in the Michigan Kidnapping case and FBI entrapments in general. Bovard explains how the Supreme Court changed the definition of entrapment which allowed federal agents to take more active roles in organizing the plots they would later use to arrest and charge participants. Bovard and Scott discuss how the FBI really kicked up these operations to target young Muslim men after 9/11. Now as the government pivots to so-called domestic terrorism, there’s no indication that the tactics have changed.
Discussed on the show:
- “Inside the FBI’s infiltration and entrapment of a Michigan militia crew” (NY Post)
- “A Stunning Surprise In The Michigan Kidnapping Case Calls The Government’s Domestic Terror Strategy Into Question” (Buzzfeed News)
- The Terror Factory by Trevor Aaronson
- “Uncle Sam Wants You” (Playboy)
- “Two Types of Terror in Michigan” (AIER)
- “Inspector general’s report on FBI and Clinton’s emails shows secrecy threatens democracy” (USA Today)
- “After the FBI’s Pulse nightclub failure, why should we trust James Comey anymore?” (USA Today)
- Scott’s 2004 interview with FBI whistleblower Frederic Whitehurst
Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Helltown to Washington. Find all of his books and read his work on his website and follow him on Twitter @JimBovard.
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