Project Veritas exposed the FBI’s guidelines for identifying “Militia Violent Extremists.” In a leaked document, the Betsy Ross Flag, Gadsden Flag, and other common American symbols were portrayed as potential materials used by these alleged “extremists.”
TED CRUZ, U.S. SENATOR (R-TX): Director Wray, I am deeply concerned that the FBI and the Department of Justice have become thoroughly politicized. I think this is a problem that began during the Obama administration. I think it metastasized with career officials during the Trump administration, and I think it continues and is even worse today under the Biden administration. I don’t believe you personally reflect that politicization, but I think you have been unwilling to root it out and unwilling to hold people accountable for the politicization. I hear regularly from FBI agents and from professionals at the Department of Justice who are dismayed that our law enforcement has been weaponized and politicized, rather than remaining apolitical, as it has been for the history of our country. Yesterday, it was reported that Project Veritas had obtained a copy of an FBI training material, which listed various symbols and themes, which in the FBI’s estimation, were indicative of, quote, ‘Militia Violent Extremism.’ Now, these symbols weren’t things like the Ku Klux Klan or the Nazi Party, which naturally would be symbols of that, but instead they include rather astonishingly, patriotic symbols of our nation and our history. Included on this list is the Betsy Ross flag. Now, that is fairly remarkable that the Betsy Ross flag, in the FBI’s indication, is indicative of Militia Violent Extremism because, among other people who have been publicly alongside the Betsy Ross flag, we have President Barack Obama, who was sworn in directly underneath the Betsy Ross flags. But, it’s not just President Obama, we also have President Biden, who was sworn-in under Betsy Ross flags. It’s not just the Betsy Ross flag. Also on this list is the Gadsden flag as a symbol of violent extremism. Now, the State of Virginia has a license plate for the Gadsden flag, as do many other states. I think people would be astonished to find that having that license plate, the FBI indicates that you’re a violent extremist. Also included on this is a text that I was particularly struck, is the Gonzales Battle flag, “Come and Take It,” as indicative of being a violent extremist militia. Well, I will self-report right now, that every day in the Senate I wear my boots that have the Gonzales Battle flag on the back of them. Director Wray, what are y’all doing? This makes no sense. Do you agree with this FBI guidance that the Betsy Ross flag, and the Gadsden flag, and the Gonzales Battle flag are signs of Militia Violent Extremism?
CHRISTOPHER WRAY, FBI DIRECTOR: Well Senator, I’m not familiar with the particular document that you have behind you and I’m not in the practice of trying to comment on documents I haven’t recognized, but I will tell you that when we put out intelligence products, including ones that reference symbols, which we do across a wide variety of contexts, we usually make great pains- take great pains to put caveats and warnings in the document that make clear that a symbol alone is not considered evidence of violent extremism and-
TED CRUZ, U.S. SENATOR (R-TX): Well, Director Wray, you don’t include things like Antifa. You don’t include things like Black Lives Matter. Instead, you identify patriotic Americans as suspect, and I would note there’s a pattern of this.
“Not familiar” with a document produced by his own bureau. He just lied through his teeth. But like the rest of the Dems who committed perjury, he won’t be charged.
Standing up to corrupt school boards and objecting to the racist indoctrination of kids gets you labeled a “domestic terrorist”.
American citizens who challenge authoritarian Covid measures and question the integrity of elections are now “domestic terrorists”.
The Obama regime did the same thing. During his regime, Janet Napolitano developed an Enemies List (AKA: Homeland Security Department document entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Environment Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”) which contained a section titled, “Disgruntled Military Veterans”. She also added a DHS study that outlined “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States”, that did not include the muslim terrorist threat in the country. It did, however, name the following people as threats:
– Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;
– People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);
– Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;
– Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;
In other words, people who are legitimately concerned about government corruption, abuse of power, and violation of civil liberties.
The Dems have created a system of bullying and persecution of political opponents.
Biden has a ‘snitch line’ to turn in friends and relatives who object to government autocracy.
The real threat to this country are the Dems, their leftwing media tools, their rampaging Antifa/BLM mobs, and weaponized government agencies that want to transform America into a police state.
The FBI has a lengthy history of corruption. The bureau needs to be dismantled from the top down. The criminal malfeasants in the agency should be indicted and prosecuted. We know that won’t happen because agencies weaponized by Dem regimes trample all over the Constitution while Congress does nothing.