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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

The FBI views the Jan. 6 Capitol siege as an act of domestic terrorism, director Christopher Wray testified in his opening statement Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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FBI chief calls Jan. 6 domestic terrorism,' defends intel
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...In characterizing the events of Jan. 6 as an act of domestic terrorism, Wray highlighted the FBI's growing concern about an increase in extremist violence in the U.S., including from militia groups, white supremacists and anarchists. The threat they pose is being treated with the same urgency as that from international terror groups like the Islamic State or al-Qaida.

"Jan. 6 was not an isolated event. The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now and it's not going away anytime soon," Wray said.

The violence at the Capitol made clear that a law enforcement agency that remade itself after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to deal with international terrorism is now scrambling to address homegrown violence from white Americans.

President Joe Biden's administration has tasked his national intelligence director to work with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to assess the threat.

Wray said the number of domestic terrorism investigations has increased from around 1,000 since he became FBI director in 2017 to about 2,000 now. The number of white supremacist arrests has almost tripled, he said....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-02 12:39 PM | Reply

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FBI Director Wray: No Apparent Antifa Involvement in Jan. 6 Attack
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...The FBI has found no evidence so far that far-left groups such as Antifa participated in the violent mob of President Donald Trump supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 despite persistent conspiracy theories, the bureau's director said Tuesday, adding that racially motivated violent extremists -- white supremacists -- and members of militant groups such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers represent the preponderance of people arrested.

"We're equal opportunity in looking for violent extremism of any ideology," FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning about the bureau's investigations since the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol.

"We have not seen, to date, any evidence of anarchist violent extremist or people who subscribe to Antifa in connection with Jan. 6."...


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-02 01:27 PM | Reply

Hello???:

John Harwood @JohnJHarwood

FBI director Wray tells Senate hearing there's no evidence that "fake Trump supporters" were involved in deadly Jan 6 Capitol insurrection

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-02 01:27 PM | Reply

www.bloomberg.com

...Wray reiterated that the evidence gathered to date -- including more than 200,000 pieces of digital evidence -- reveals that the Capitol attack was carried out by violent right-wing militia extremists and white supremacists. He said white supremacists are the biggest and most lethal threat the FBI is tracking.

"While we're equal opportunity in looking for violent extremism of any ideology, we have not to date seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection with the 6th," Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee. "That doesn't mean we're not looking. And we'll continue to look. But at the moment we have not seen that."...

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#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-02 04:01 PM | Reply

The Ex-President of the United States of America is a Domestic Terrorist. Also a coward, a fat lazy slob, and ugly as F.

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-03-02 07:45 PM | Reply

It was more than that. It was the first violence of civil war 2. Only these confederates live among us.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-02 09:15 PM | Reply

What a bunch of idiots. All they had to do was dress as Antifa.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-03-02 10:37 PM | Reply

#7 Nope, still idiots:

Feds charge man who claimed he dressed up like Antifa and beat, stole gear from police during Capitol riot

South Carolinian William Robert Norwood III is facing federal charges after allegedly telling a family member he assaulted and stole gear from police officers during the Capitol riot.

"I'm dressing in all black," Norwood wrote under the name "Robbie" on January 5, the day before the riot and insurrection, according to text messages cited in an FBI affidavit. "I'll look just like ANTIFA. I'll get away with anything."

After the riot on January 6, additional text messages obtained by the FBI show Norwood claimed he tested his theory.


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#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-02 11:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ray was always a Never Trumper; he wouldn't even make up investigations and create false evidence in order to help get the greatest president in history reelected. Lol, I'm sure GQP senators were crapping their tighty whities during this hearing. Just wait until AG Garland sends agents to visit Traitor Hawley, Flyin' Ted, Coach brain injury, and the traitors in the House too numerous to mention.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-03-02 11:23 PM | Reply

What a bunch of ...
#7 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

So you're not mad that they're insurrectionists, you're upset that they're not liars?

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-03-03 08:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

well I for one am shocked that it turned out to be those who Trump told to "stand back and stand by."

It's amazing how many coincidences there are in this matter to make it so that Trump isn't guilty of anything in this matter.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2021-03-03 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

and the response from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?
(crickets)
I expect Biden will deal with the Proud Bois and 3%sane the same way he did with MBS-no Christmas cards for them.

#12 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-03-03 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

and the response from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?
(crickets)
I expect Biden will deal with the Proud Bois and 3%sane the same way he did with MBS-no Christmas cards for them.

#12 | Posted by northguy3

Biden will be partly responsible for whatever their next attack is, unless he responds to them as the active terrorist threat they are.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-03 11:44 AM | Reply

What makes you think they're not responding?

Is the FBI raiding and arresting a prominent white supremacist not reacting to this?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2021-03-03 01:18 PM | Reply

What makes you think they're not responding?

Is the FBI raiding and arresting a prominent white supremacist not reacting to this?

#14 | Posted by jpw

Are they arresting the congress people who inspired, assisted, and defended the terrorists?

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-03 01:42 PM | Reply

 

@#15 ... Are they arresting the congress people who inspired, assisted, and defended the terrorists? ...

Not yet.

The way these investigations usually run, is that the investigators start at the bottom of the pyramid, and then follow the evidence trail. usually leading them towards the top of the pyramid.

But that takes time.

Sometimes I wonder if Mr Stone will still be trying to dance when this all plays out...

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-03 02:43 PM | Reply

Not yet.

#16 | Posted by LampLighter

And they never will. Spineless democrats will decide it will look too paritisan to go after terrorists if the terrorist leaders are in congress.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-03 03:42 PM | Reply

@#17 ... And they never will. Spineless democrats will decide it will look too paritisan to go after terrorists if the terrorist leaders are in congress. ...

I do not disagree with that.

However, i was thinking more of the DoJ type of investigation.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-04 11:57 AM | Reply

He didn't just say that it was domestic terrorism, but that it was white supremacists and Reichwing militias, and he pushed back on the GQP lie that it was somehow the nonexistent Antifa or BLM.

#19 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-03-04 12:07 PM | Reply

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