Thursday, September 17, 2020

FBI Director Wray: 'Antifa Is A Real Thing,' FBI Has Cases Against People Identifying With Movement

 Ronn Blitzer at FoNews.com reports on the FBI director testifying about Antifa. 

Director Chris Wray made clear that Antifa is not a made-up, right-wing conspiracy theory and that the FBI has cases involving those connected to it. Appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, Wray explained that while Antifa is not an organization in the traditional sense, it is a movement and there have been suspects who claimed to be a part of it. 

"Antifa is a real thing. It's not a group or an organization. It's a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it," Wray said. "And we have quite a number -- and I've said this quite consistently since my first time appearing before this committee -- we have any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists and some of those individuals self-identify with Antifa." 

Wray's words were in response to Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., who claimed prominent Democrats have called Antifa a "fantasy." In July, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., had dismissed the idea of Antifa violence in Portland as "a myth that's being spread only in Washington, D.C." 

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-director-wray-antifa-cases-real

You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine piece on Antifa via the below link:

http://www.pauldavisoncrime.com/2020/09/behind-black-mask-my-piece-on-threat.html 

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