FBI whistleblowers reported the Biden administration is pressuring agents to reclassify cases as domestic terrorism in order to make domestic terrorism look worse than it is. The administration has claimed that domestic terrorism is the greatest threat to homeland security. So now it’s cooking the books to support the phony narrative. But what would you expect from an administration that employs a top official – Attorney General Merrick Garland – who is not above treating ordinary parents who speak out at school board meetings as ‘domestic terrorists’ so a family member can sell more indoctrination material to school districts around the country?
Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray with the details of the whistleblower revelations. “(W)e have learned that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify cases as ‘domestic violence extremism’ even if the cases do not meet the criteria for such a classification,” the letter states. “Whistleblower disclosures have also detailed the agency’s effort to exaggerate [Domestic Violent Extremism or DVE] data to satisfy the Bureau’s leadership…. [Agents] are encouraged and incentivized to reclassify cases as DVE cases even though there is minimal, circumstantial evidence to support the reclassification…. [FBI executives] have pressured agents to move cases into the DVE category to hit self-created performance metrics. According to whistleblowers, the FBI uses these metrics to dispense awards and promotions.”
Awards and promotions for cooking the books – my, my. Congressman Jordan demands the FBI produce all the agency’s communications regarding domestic terrorism case classification, including those with the Office of the President. Jordan wants to know if the fish is rotting from the head down.
There are consequences to cooking the books. Inflating the domestic terrorism statistics boosts public support for going after ordinary parents who object to pornography and transgenderism when they speak at school board meetings. In other words, cooking the books give cover for persecuting political enemies. Also, phony domestic terrorism cases detract from the significance of real cases of domestic terrorism which undeniably exist.
In addition, phony performance metrics skew agency priorities and divert resources from other real threats. For example, Kamala Harris and others have a history of pressuring the Justice Department and FBI not to pursue black identity extremism which is a very real threat. The Waukesha killer who mowed down six and injured 62 others was a black supremacist.
More to the point, the FBI completely ignores violence from Antifa and other radical Left-wing groups, violence which resulted in the burning of entire city blocks and injuries to 2,000 police officers in the riots of summer 2020. After all that, the FBI told Congress the FBI does not consider Antifa to be an organization and does not keep track of its violent activities. We also know from an FBI informant who became a whistleblower that the FBI pursued an agenda of ginning up the white supremacy and domestic terrorism threats while ignoring reports coming in of operations being planned by Marxist terror cells affiliated with Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the Communist Party USA, and other left-wing splinter groups. The informant had infiltrated several left-wing domestic terror groups, but his FBI handlers weren’t interested. They were only interested in white supremacists to build a phony narrative. They kept asking the informant, “Where are the white supremacists?” That’s all they cared about.
The FBI leadership has a one-track mind about domestic terrorism. This single-minded focus has compromised the agency’s ethics – they’re cooking the books – and blinded the agency to real threats like Antifa which is not going away. The single-minded focus is now producing delusional thinking at the agency. The FBI is teaching agents that the Betsy Ross flag and other images from the Revolutionary War are evidence of extreme and violent militia involvement. The FBI’s training also singles out the Gadsden ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag. The Gadsden Flag was popularized by the Tea Party. Say what you will about the Tea Party, but nobody can claim with a straight face after 12 years of the Tea Party that it is a violent extremist organization.
Running the government on phony narratives has consequences. One of them is that the FBI is a sick organization and getting sicker by the day.
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