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FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism
Newsweek ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | WILLIAM M. ARKIN

Posted on 12/05/2022 5:27:06 AM PST by MtnClimber

The FBI is conducting three times as many domestic terrorism investigations than it was five years ago, with 70 percent of its open cases focused on "civil unrest" and anti-government activity, according to FBI documents and government specialists. The Bureau has also quietly changed the general classification of white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion-, and anti-LGBTQI+-related extremism to "hate crimes" rather than "terrorism." Since terrorism remains the top national security priority, this has lowered the visibility and resources dedicated to those issues.

The FBI considers all violent acts (and threats of violence) with a political motive to be terrorism, a senior government official explains to Newsweek. But not all acts of extremism are considered terrorism. "If an act is focused on the government, it's terrorism," the source says. "But if extremism is focused on private individuals or institutions, it's considered just a crime or classified as a hate crime." The source was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters.

On one level, the senior government source says, this is a more precise definition of domestic terrorism: the label is applied only to acts with political motives and mass casualties. But in reality, the tweaked classification inserts the FBI and counterterror investigators into the political life of the nation.

According to internal FBI numbers obtained by Newsweek, "Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism" was considered the prime threat (and dominated investigations) before January 6. Since then, anti-government, "anti-authority" and civil unrest cases have taken over as the number one threat, making up almost 90 percent of all investigations.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrestwray; bias; communism; defundthegestapo; fbidomesticterrorism; maga; mediabias; policestate
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1 posted on 12/05/2022 5:27:06 AM PST by MtnClimber
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Funny how they don’t consider BLM or ANTIFA to be terrorists. It is a strange time we are in.


2 posted on 12/05/2022 5:27:41 AM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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“”It’s not because the FBI is partisan”

Bull.


3 posted on 12/05/2022 5:29:23 AM PST by lowbridge ("Let’s check with Senator Schumer before we run it" - NY Times)
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"It's not because the FBI is partisan, but more because society ... and Washington remains obsessed with January 6 and Donald Trump," says the senior government official.
4 posted on 12/05/2022 5:29:40 AM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: MtnClimber

We had a really great country for quite a while...Shame to see it go....


5 posted on 12/05/2022 5:29:58 AM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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To: MtnClimber

Ok. Fine.

It will frame the appropriate argument to disband the FBI after the next 9/11.


6 posted on 12/05/2022 5:32:46 AM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the "concern troll" a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)
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To: MtnClimber

STASI gonna do what STASI gonna do.


7 posted on 12/05/2022 5:33:12 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: JBW1949

It isn’t going anywhere. This war is Just getting starting


8 posted on 12/05/2022 5:35:08 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: MtnClimber

Headline is spin for: FBI directed to go after political opponents of regime.


9 posted on 12/05/2022 5:35:57 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: MtnClimber
Funny (as in not funny) how only certain motives are considered political.

10 posted on 12/05/2022 5:37:20 AM PST by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: MtnClimber

Our midterm loss has emboldened them. The FBI does not fear congressional inquiries.

It is over, folks.


11 posted on 12/05/2022 5:39:25 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (We are being manipulated by forces that most do not see)
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12 posted on 12/05/2022 5:39:35 AM PST by Pollard ( >>> The Great Reset is already underway! <<<)
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The FBI is desperate to justify their budgets after consistent failures, with 9/11 being just one of them.

Seem to remember ATF doing the same thing which led to the death of innocent women and children in Waco Texas.

13 posted on 12/05/2022 5:40:06 AM PST by T.B. Yoits
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To: FlipWilson

Defund the Fedstapo.


14 posted on 12/05/2022 5:40:06 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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To: RoosterRedux

I know where you are coming from and I know how you feel...The problem I see is that there aren’t enough of us young enough to do what needs to be done anymore...The “under 50” crowd just doesn’t seem to care anymore and have become too complacent...


15 posted on 12/05/2022 5:40:50 AM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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Headline is spin for: FBI directed to go after political opponents of regime.

That is exactly what the headline implies.

16 posted on 12/05/2022 5:40:51 AM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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So if I put a MAGA sign in my front yard I am a terrorist? Yeah, right.


17 posted on 12/05/2022 5:42:08 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism Crush Free Assembly and Speech

there. fixed it.

Monitor conservative assembly plans. Infultrate. Act badly. Make political prisoners out of everyone in attendance.

repeat

18 posted on 12/05/2022 5:42:55 AM PST by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh
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To: MtnClimber

Newsweak needs its fish wrap ass sued for trashing the American people.


19 posted on 12/05/2022 5:44:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Amerika! The whole world is watching and laughing their asses off. )
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To: MtnClimber

Half the extra funding will be used to stage MAGA crimes while the other half will be used to investigate them.


20 posted on 12/05/2022 5:45:28 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (We are being manipulated by forces that most do not see)
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