A top national security official informed a Senate committee last week that the Justice Department will create a new unit that will focus on the threat of domestic terrorism.
“We have seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies,” Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general, said in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
(See “FBI: THE POLITICIZED POLICE UNDERMINING AMERICA,” “FBI: HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?” and “BIDEN DOJ ON BLUE STATE NURSING HOME DEATHS: NEVERMIND.”)
Olsen heads up the DOJ’s National Security Division, which already oversees a counterterrorism unit, The Associated Press reported. He said the new unit will be tasked with containing the growing threat of domestic terrorism, which he said more than doubled since the spring of 2020.
The unit was announced days after the anniversary of the 6 January attack on the Capitol. He said the raid is “being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.”
Reports have pointed out that the issue is politically divisive. CNBC reported that the FBI considers white supremacist extremists and anti-government extremists, “specifically anti-government militias, to be the most lethal threats.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland was criticized late last year over a memo where he told the FBI and DOJ to “launch a series of additional efforts in the coming days designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, told Garland he should rescind the memo that he called “extremely divisive.”
Garland, who appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee, told representatives that the DOJ “supports and defends the First Amendment right of parents to complain as vociferously as they wish about the education of their children, about the curriculum taught in the schools.”
Republicans have also accused Democrats of using the attack on the Capitol for their political ambitions.
Sen. Ted Cruz, at a recent Senate hearing, asked a senior FBI official if agents or confidential informants played a role in the riot at the Capitol.
“How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of Jan. 6?” Cruz asked.
Jill Sanborn, executive assistant director for the FBI’s national security branch, told Cruz that she cannot answer the question.
Olsen said the new unit will “augment” the department’s “existing approach” and ensure that cases involving domestic terrorism allegations are “properly handled and effectively coordinated.”
TRENDPOST: In America, any citizen who complains that the crime syndicate called the government—people who start wars based on lies, and give trillions of the public’s money to the “Too-big-to-fail” banksters—and speaks out against these actions… is now denigrated as someone who has “extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies.”
TRENDPOST: This is hardly the first instance of the FBI invoking the threat of “domestic terrorism” to target American citizens based on their politics; see “FBI USES ‘DOMESTIC TERRORISM’ LABEL TO TARGET POLITICAL DISSENT” (4 May 2021), “THIS WEEK IN SURVEILLANCE” (9 Mar 2021), and “FBI ENCOURAGES SNITCHING ON ‘EXTREMIST’ FAMILY MEMBERS” (13 Jul 2021).
And those are only recent examples; the patently unconstitutional weaponization of the FBI against American citizens has been going on for quite some time. But any reports of the FBI contemplating changing its name to “Stasi” are, so far, unfounded.
[There’s an old joke from the Soviet Union in which an old man is awakened in the dead of night by an insistent pounding on his door. With great trepidation he calls out, “Who is it?” A voice from the other side of the door replies, “It’s Death!” “Oh, thank God!” says the old man, greatly relieved, as he unlocks the door. “I was afraid it was the Secret Police!”]
TREND FORECAST: As the U.S. economy declines and the rich get richer and the middle class continues to shrink, new anti-establishment, anti-immigration, anti-tax movements will be targeted as being anti-American domestic terrorist organizations.