The United States government is reportedly concerned about the potential for violence and significant civil disturbances surrounding the upcoming election, and they are taking drastic measures to address this concern.
In an exclusive report from Newsweek today, it has been revealed that the FBI is closely monitoring supporters of former President Donald Trump as the 2024 U.S. presidential election approaches.
As a result, a new category of extremists has been discreetly established, with a particular focus on the followers of Donald Trump who identify with the MAGA (Make America Great Again) movement.
A current FBI official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the topic, commented, “The FBI is in an almost impossible position.” The official further explained that the FBI’s primary objective is to prevent domestic terrorism and any recurrence of the events that transpired on January 6, 2021, at the Capitol.
“Especially at a time when the White House is facing Congressional Republican opposition claiming that the Biden administration has ‘weaponized’ the Bureau against the right wing, it has to tread very carefully,” says the official.
However, it is noteworthy that a significant portion of their ongoing “anti-government” investigations is related to individuals who support Donald Trump, as revealed in classified data obtained by Newsweek.
Counter-terrorism experts contacted by Newsweek question the Biden narrative that the political opposition he faces are akin to “terrorists,” such as al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist threats that gave rise to the Patriot Act and the Department of Homeland Security.
“The current political environment is not something that the FBI is necessarily responsible for, nor should it be,” says Brian Michael Jenkins, one of the world’s leading terrorism experts and senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation.
In a statement to Newsweek, the FBI added: “The threat posed by domestic violent extremists is persistent, evolving, and deadly. The FBI’s goal is to detect and stop terrorist attacks, and our focus is on potential criminal violations, violence and threats of violence. Anti-government or anti-authority violent extremism is one category of domestic terrorism, as well as one of the FBI’s top threat priorities.”
The FBI further claimed, “We are committed to protecting the safety and constitutional rights of all Americans and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity, including a person’s political beliefs or affiliations.”
FBI whistleblowers have come forward to argue that the Biden administration is “exaggerating the threat of White supremacists and pressuring agents to cook up domestic terrorist cases involving racist extremists.”
“Current and former FBI agents told The Washington Times that the perceived White supremacist threat is overblown by the administration,” the report stated. “They said top bureau officials are pressuring FBI agents to create domestic terrorist cases and tag people as White supremacists to meet internal metrics.”
“The demand for White supremacy” in the FBI “vastly outstrips the supply of White supremacy,” said one agent, who spoke with the Washington Times on the condition of anonymity. “We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find.”
The FBI agent said the bureau’s leaders “have already determined that White supremacy is a problem” and have set a policy to prioritize finding incidents of racial violence to fit into the mold of ‘domestic terrorism.’
“We are sort of the lapdogs as the actual agents doing these sorts of investigations, trying to find a crime to fit otherwise First Amendment-protected activities,” one FBI agent said. “If they have a Gadsden flag and they own guns and they are mean at school board meetings, that’s probably a domestic terrorist.”
In 2021, the Biden administration infamously acted upon reports that concerned parents at school board meetings were akin to “domestic terrorists.” It was later discovered that the Department of Justice, run by Attorney General Merrick Garland, had assisted the National School Boards Association in reporting the so-called “terrorist” threat.
The Biden administration has also willfully turned a blind eye to left-wing violence that could fall under the textbook definition of “domestic terrorism.” In November 2021, a BLM supporter named Darrell Brooks intentionally drove his vehicle into the Christmas parade in Waukesha, killing 5 people and injuring 40 others. Brooks’ social media posts strongly suggested that he was a black nationalist. Joe Biden did not visit Waukesha and said very little about the tragic incident.
If you examine the history of terrorist attacks against the United States, the stated ideologies or objectives of terrorists, in nearly all cases, have nothing to do with implementing or enforcing white dominance over other races.
As the START database from the University of Maryland shows, the overwhelming number of deaths from terrorism from the 1970s until 2016 (when Donald Trump took office) was categorized as “religious” (and primarily, Islamic extremist).
According to the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), there has been an increasing number of domestic terrorism “attacks and plots” without a corresponding increase in fatalities.
One example the CSIS cited as a “white supremacist” killer was Robert Aaron Long, who committed a string of spa killings in Atlanta, which killed eight people, and four of them Asian women. The diversity of the victims, and the killer’s own stated motive as related to “sex addiction,” rules out the motive as “white supremacist.”
This is but one example of the categorical stretching that analysts have been performing in order to pump up “White supremacist” and “far right terrorism” cases.
As far as “MAGA Extremism” goes, even if one takes the dubious case of January 6 as indicative of Trump support (even though the majority of Trump supporters were peaceful at every rally and did not support the disruption of the Electoral College), there wasn’t even a provable case of homicide committed by the unarmed protesters.
Contrast that with repeated Black Lives Matters protests that killed over 20 people, including White House protests that led to dozens of Secret Service agents being injured and drove President Trump into a nuclear bunker. There were also the violent J20 riots at Trump’s Inauguration, where celebrities made veiled death threats against the president. The Department of Justice overwhelmingly dropped the charges against all non-violent protesters, while J6 protesters languish in federal prison for months and years awaiting trial.