We’ve heard a lot about domestic violent extremism and domestic terrorism during the Biden administration — in particular, that white supremacists are the largest domestic terror threat. We’ve heard this from both President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The House Judiciary Republicans, however, say that whistleblowers claim the FBI is pressuring agents to reclassify cases as domestic violent terrorism to pump up the numbers.
🚨 #BREAKING 🚨
Whistleblowers: FBI Leadership Pressuring Agents to Artificially Pad Domestic Terrorism Data pic.twitter.com/fGuQbUbjX3
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) July 27, 2022
New whistleblower information reveals that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify cases as “domestic violent extremism” (DVE) despite lacking the criteria to meet such a classification. Whistleblower disclosures have also detailed the agency’s effort to exaggerate DVE data to satisfy the Bureau’s leadership.
One whistleblower explained that because agents are not finding enough DVE cases, they are encouraged and incentivized to change designations even though there is minimal, circumstantial evidence to support the reclassification.
Another whistleblower—with experience in high profile domestic terrorism investigations—stated that a field office Counterterrorism Assistant Special Agent in Charge and the FBI’s Director of the Counterterrorism Division have forced agents to recategorize cases as DVE to hit performance metrics manufactured by the Bureau itself.
According to whistleblowers, the FBI uses these metrics to dispense awards and determine promotions. Every whistleblower has called it an environment of “pressure” within the FBI.
These whistleblower disclosures come as the Biden Administration pushes a narrative that domestic violent extremism is the “greatest threat” facing the United States.
So there are quotas for domestic violent extremism cases?
Merrick Garland needs to be impeached and removed, and the FBI needs to be dismantled. It is a criminal cartel, not a law enforcement agency. https://t.co/0MsgkQk9qP
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 27, 2022
— CD (@CDrillen) July 27, 2022
— John Carl Roat (@jcROAT1) July 27, 2022
Absolutely. Should be the first thing DeSantis does.
— Soccer Thoughts (@_SoccerThoughts) July 27, 2022
I feel like most of us already thought this was happening. It didn’t match reality, but it has been an important part of the regime’s messaging in spite of the facts not lining up with their claims.
— RJ McMeaty (@smugius_maximus) July 27, 2022
Funny how we don’t hear about these whistleblowers
— joe massa (@chartertiger) July 27, 2022
We thought the media loved whistleblowers.
It would be nice if the media told us about this stuff. But I understand they’re busy figuring out how to tell us we’re not in a recession.
— Peson 🇺🇸🇨🇺🇹🇼🇬🇧🇯🇲🇮🇱🐊✝️ (@strandedameric1) July 27, 2022
This fits in with their push to find the elusive “domestic violent extremists (DVE)”.
– Invent a new term for imaginary enemy
– Fake data to support claims
– Increase surveillance of the citizens based on fake data
– Suppress dissent through smearing/shaming as potential DVEs
— ColdWarrior39 (@ColdWarrior39) July 27, 2022
We might have second thoughts about this if the FBI hadn’t already destroyed every last bit of credibility it had during the Trump administration.
AG Merrick Garland says he won’t end DOJ school board task force even though NSBA apologized for ‘domestic terrorism’ letter https://t.co/kyAAnzKTzC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 27, 2021