A new bombshell release from the House Judiciary GOP claims documents show the FBI leadership is pressuring agents to “artificially pad domestic terrorism data.”
“Whistleblowers: FBI Leadership Pressuring Agents to Artificially Pad Domestic Terrorism Data,” posted the group on Twitter.
The lawmakers sent the following letter to the head of the FBI:
Dear Director Wray:
We continue to hear from brave whistleblowers about disturbing conduct at the Federal
Bureau of Investigation. 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. Given the narrative pushed by the Biden
Administration that domestic violent extremism is the “greatest threat” facing our country,’ the
revelation that the FBI may be artificially padding domestic terrorism data is scandalous.
The FBI defines a domestic violent extremist (DVE) as “an individual based and
operating primarily within the United States or its territories without direction or inspiration from
a foreign terrorist group or other foreign power who secks to further political or social goals
wholly or in part through unlawful acts of force or violence.”& According to you and other Biden
Administration officials, investigations into DVEs have increased “significantly.”* In June 2021,
you testified that the FBI has a “very, very active domestic terrorism investigation program” and
that you had “doubled the amount of domestic terrorism investigations.”* Attorney General
Merrick Garland has repeated this talking point, stating that “(the number of open FBI domestic
terrorism investigations this year has increased significantly.”
Read the full letter above.