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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REPORT: China has vast network of covert police stations around the world
China has a vast network of covert police stations abroad, according to a recent report by Safeguard Defenders, an NGO that focuses on human rights violations in China and other Asian countries. These police stations serve consular functions, but are also used by China to crack down on what the CCP deems “illegal” activity of Chinese nationals abroad. The police stations include at least 38 run by the Fuzhou City police, and 22 run by the Qingtian City police. Cities housing these police stations include New York, Toronto (which has three stations), London (two), Paris (three), Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, and Tokyo.
Key findings of the report are below.
“Persuaded to return”
According to China, China has “persuaded to return [to China]” 230,000 Chinese nationals living aboard from April 2021 to July 2022 alone to face charges of fraud and telecommunications fraud. A Yangxia police station set up in Mozambique, for example, persuaded a Chinese national to return to China after being accused of stealing money from his employer. Chinese authorities also put pressure on the accused family to convince the accused to surrender.
Roughly 54,000 Chinese nationals were persuaded to return from northern Myanmar alone, in the first nine months of 2021. In July 2022, the government of Wenchang City warned that its citizens living in northern Myanmar must check in with their local police stations or face multiple penalties including blocking their children from attending urban schools back in China. Similarly, in February 2022, the government of Liayang City stated that Chinese “illegally staying” in northern Myanmar must return or the bank accounts of their immediate family members could be frozen.
The Nine Forbidden Countries
China has claimed that nine countries contain serious levels of fraud and telecom fraud perpetrated by Chinese nationals. Since November 2021, China has declared that Chinese citizens living in these nine countries must return to China immediately unless they have an “emergency reason” or a “strict necessity” to travel or stay in those countries. Those countries are: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, the UAE, and Turkey. However, the report questions whether these countries are truly awash in such fraud, as most of China’s oversees police stations are in the West, and only one of the nine countries (Cambodia) has such a police station. Chinese staying in the nine forbidden countries, as well as threats to family members as stated above, creates a “guilt-by-association” atmosphere intended to repatriate the Chinese nationals.
According to the report, Chinese police stations abroad serve to bypass “bilateral extradition treaties or other mechanisms of judicial cooperation” to cooperate with CCP-linked NGOs which effectively “[sets] up an alternative policing and judicial system within third countries.” Instead of using international judicial cooperation, which establishes due process, the presumption of innocence, and the right to a fair trial, China uses the above “persuade-to-return” methods and transnational police stations to circumvent international law and coerce Chinese nationals to return to China for trials. These policies show the power of China’s long-arm oppression over its own subjects.
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