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Tapes at trial: Mich. militia chief talks of attacking police, fears foreign troops on US soil
DETROIT (AP) ' Jurors in the Michigan trial of seven militia members have heard more secretly recorded ramblings of the group's leader, who talks about attacking police and believes foreign troops are on U.S. soil.
The conversations were played Friday to accompany the testimony of an FBI agent who infiltrated the Hutaree (hoo-TAH'-ree) in 2009 and secretly recorded many conversations with David Stone. Stone is one of seven people charged with conspiring to rebel against the government.
Stone is heard saying that if a domestic war breaks out, police will be the enemy. He says Germany and Singapore have aircraft in the U.S., and Canada wants to take over Michigan.
Defense lawyers say prosecutors have greatly exaggerated the seriousness of what's on the recordings. The trial ended its fourth week Friday.