Ohio Rep Jim Jordan authored a letter to the FBI’s director Chris Wray after whistleblowers came out against the agency.
“From recent protected disclosures, we have learned that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify cases as ‘domestic violent extremism’ even if the cases do not meet the criteria for such a classification,” writes Jordan.
“Given the narrative pushed by the Biden administration that domestic violent extremism is the ‘greatest threat’ facing our country, a revelation that the FBI may be artificially padding domestic terrorism data is scandalous.”
During congressional hearings last year, Wray testified that investigations into domestic violence extremism have increased “significantly” and the FBI had “doubled the number of domestic terrorism investigations,” Jordan notes.
The Biden administration unveiled a national strategy for countering domestic terrorism last year, with officials telling Fox News it’s designed to cut across the political spectrum while warning that White supremacy and “militia violent extremists” currently present the “most persistent and lethal threats.”
In a speech following the announcement, Attorney General Merrick Garland asked for a “whole of society approach” to fighting domestic terrorism, while also detailing that the number of open terrorism investigations “has increased significantly.”
“In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violence extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the White race,” Garland said at the time.
Jordan says this narrative by the administration is “misleading” due to new whistleblower accounts.
“We have received accusations that FBI agents are bolstering the number of cases of DVEs to satisfy their superiors. For example, one whistleblower explained that because agents are not finding enough DVE cases, they are encouraged and incentivized to reclassify cases as DVE cases even though there is minimal, circumstantial evidence to support the reclassification,” states Jordan.
The Biden administration has created a riff in the nation by labeling everyday Americans who speak out against the liberal agenda as ‘domestic terrorists.
If the above is true and the agency has ‘padded’ the reports to justify targeting Americans then the GOP needs to launch a probe and responsible parties should be held accountable.