The FBI labeled a veteran led organization as a domestic terrorist group, according to another whistleblower who revealed the information to the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. This information comes as FBI Director Christopher Wray continues to stone-wall members of Congress regarding numerous whistleblower disclosures that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify questionable cases the bureau is investigating as ‘domestic terrorism,’ according to a letter released by the Republican ranking member with the House Judiciary late Wednesday night.
The letter sent to Wray from House Judiciary Committee Ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, warns the bureau’s alleged designation of some Americans and organizations as possible domestic terrorists for simply being patriotic, is unacceptable and that questions regarding the use of this designation must be answered.
Jordan told me late Wednesday night that the “latest whistleblower disclosure shows us that if you own a gun, if you fly the American flag, if you express doubt about big government, then you too could be labeled a domestic terrorist. That’s scary.”
Jordan is demanding that Wray turn over “all documents and communications referring or relating to the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide on Militia Violent Extremism, for the period of January I. 2020, to the present. He is also demanding that the FBI provide “a full and complete explanation as to way the FBIs Domestic Terrorism Strategic Unit did not include symbols, images, phrases, events, and individuals about left-wing violent extremism of the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide.”
Jordan said Wray must “provide this information as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on
September 28, 2022.”
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) September 15, 2022
On August 2, 2022, a media organization obtained a copy, which new whistleblower
disclosures have authenticated, of the FBI’s “Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide” on “Militia
Violent Extremists” (MVEs).”
“The FBI’s document included symbols like “2A” and states that ‘MVEs justify their existence with the Second Amendment, due to the mention of a ‘well regulated Militia,’ as well as the right to bear arms.’ The document also includes “commonly referenced historical imagery or quotes,” like the ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ and the ‘Gadsden Flag,’ as symbols of so-called terrorists,” the letter states.
The letter also reveals that the FBI has been investigating a veteran-led group. The document obtained by the committee includes a section labeled ‘symbols of militia networks some MVEs may self-identify with,’ and describes one group, called American Contingency, as “[mainstream media, nationwide, mostly online activity, low history of violence. American Contingency is a company founded by former U.S.
service member Mike Glover, who has publicly rejected the FBI’s accusations that he is a terrorist and has described American Contingency’s charitable work on behalf of communities devastated by natural disasters.”
We will continue to follow this story as it develops.
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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.
Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.
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