1. Why were there men plotting against Daniel? What was their motivation to do so?
The answer is found in verse 3 — “the king planned to set him over the whole realm” and so it was jealousy or perhaps it was greed and they were planning to enrich themselves as politicians so often do.
2. What do you see in the text that indicates the plotters lied to their king? Is there any thing that you see which would indicate they were untruthful?
The answer is found in verse 7 — they told the king that “ALL” his administrators had agreed to the idea of establishing an ordinance that would promote a pagan god and prohibit prayer to YAHWEH. But Daniel was one of the administrators (vs 2).
And from the demonstration of the character of Daniel, we know he would never have agreed to such a proposal. So obviously, they were lying to the king.