FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

9/18/2020 12:03:00 PM

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with Trump.

Rural conservative patrols in Oregon have chalked up the wildfires to ‘antifa’ and are out scouting for ‘arsonists’ and ‘looters.’But, he said, “It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement or an ideology.”That characterization contradicts the depiction from Trump, who in June singled out antifa — short for “anti-fascists” and an umbrella term for far-left-leaning militant groups — as responsible for the

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. Trump tweeted that the U.S. would be designating antifa as a terrorist organization, even though such designations are historically reserved for foreign groups and antifa lacks the hierarchical structure of formal organizations.AdvertisementThe hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee — established after the Sept. 11 attacks to confront the threat of international terrorism — focused almost entirely on domestic matters, including violence by white supremacists as well as anti-government extremists. The topics underscored the shift of attention by law enforcement at a time of intense divisions and polarization inside the country.

But one area where foreign threats were addressed was in the presidential election and Russia’s attempts to interfere in the campaign.Wray sought to make clear the scope of the threats the country faces while resisting lawmakers’ attempts to steer him into politically charged statements. When asked whether extremists on the left or the right posed the bigger threat, he pivoted instead to an answer about how solo actors, or so-called “lone wolves,” with easy access to weapons were a primary concern.

“We don’t really think of threats in terms of left, right, at the FBI. We’re focused on the violence, not the ideology,” he said later.AdvertisementThe FBI director said racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, have been responsible for the most lethal attacks in the U.S. in recent years. But this year the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia types, Wray said.

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Wray goes awray and needs needs to be replaced melpriceHB dragonlady9947 When Trump opens his mouth. So far, no one has been able to show that antifa has any of the usual characteristics of an organization...no appointed or elected leaders, no structure, no headquarters, no publication...it’s mostly a slogan...

SenTedCruz tedcruz you are so pathetic and if you want politicians to be held accountable then can we charge you for wasting taxpayer $ on your committee hearing? Texas your rep has been paid $1,000,000 in 6 yrs tax free... is he worth it I don’t think so Of course sense I am certain the FBI isn't behind this either.....

'FBI Director Discovers Dictionary' 🤨mmmm is it his gang🤔 Antifa is Antifa! So do u have to be a complete ignoramus to head the FBI or are the gradation. Same entity that said the mafia didn’t exist for decades. corrupt lol what about aunt tifa? LOL The idea is burning down our cities? anyone who doesn’t watch Fox news knows this

The FBI appears to be a swamp all it’s own. Left and Right alike equally loathe Antifa ... criated by the same who created all other ideologies as well: No shit. Are you NEW to FOREX? Minimize your losses with my expert strategy with an investment capital of $300, i can guarantee $3,500 as profits after 5days of investment without sending money to anyone . Inbox me if interested.

Tell that to those MAGA idiots. So he is punking out already? He’s an idiot so not surprising.. Wow so somebody in this government actually has a couple brain cells, nice. Water is wet. So you're pretty much saying it's a terrorist organization hell bent on destroying America congratulations you've sold me..

lol, oh ok sure buddy. Of course there is no organizational aspect to it. So ya know that busload of antifa protesters arrested outside of Wisconsin coming from Seattle was just some random road trip that no one planned. Chris Wray, as usual, does not know what he is talking about. Yet it’s still used as a front to cause political, financial economic mayhem. For a an idea it sure as hell makes certain politicians a lot of money and ruins the lives of millions

Could FBI Director explain Rose City Antifa (Portland), RefusFa (NYC) and the John Brown Gun Club (north carolina) then please. All known Antifa organisations. So is Islam Ya think? Correct. Anti fascism IS an ideology. It used to be an ideology held by the vast majority of Americans. Groundbreaking news for Trump supporters, I know.

Duh I wish the right knew that Duh. They hoped out quick with nwa f*** the police tho but ain’t no thing for a white man to make a song called cop killer tho JOHNMAUS that’s how it works black ideology is scary white ideology is studious and curious like white boyz studying hitler all day! Well fucking DUH

nonsense I think he is correct, it is an ideology. Trump and Barr are driving both sides to be radical Wray’s FBI is a floundering extension of the Democratic Party. They do a lousy job of preventing and apprehending criminals. Much of the resources taxpayers fund is focused on fabricating and embellishing hoaxes ( Flynn, Russiagate, Ukraine transcripts, white supremacy, etc.)

Tk Later That's what I said the first time. Probably won't mean much coming from him either. And maga is a mental sickness provoking a false sense of white nationalism, be careful trumpers, that pendulum will swing far left if you keep this shit up

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FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organizationFBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Trump tweeted that the U.S. would be designating antifa as a terrorist organization, even though such designations are reserved for foreign groups and antifa lacks the hierarchical structure of formal organizations. This guy is just begging to get fired. TrumpFucks won’t like this lol lol lol Wray and The FBI, they all know from Russia Gate, MLK to Win Ho Lee but they LOVED their jobs more than Country, deep state low life's since J. Edger Hoover, fire them all.

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organizationFBI Director Chris Wray testified before Congress that antifa is an ideology, not an organization. That puts him at odds with President Trump who has said he would designate antifa — an umbrella term for far-left-leaning militants — a terror group. ANTIFA is NOT 'an umbrella term for far-left-leaning militants'. It is a term the far right uses to try to demonize anyone who objects to fascism. Do better , and stop promoting right wing extremist propaganda. Reminder: Fascism is what we fought in World War II. Does he really think Americans are that stupid to believe that! Not on your life!!! 🇺🇸 You had a good run Mr Wray

FBI director says Russia attempting to influence 2020 electionNBC News’ Leigh Anne Caldwell reports on FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimony before the House on Russian election meddling into the 2020 election. Now WATCH: Republicans not doing a thing about it. Now Wray’s FBI is a floundering extension of the Democratic Party. They do a lousy job of preventing and apprehending criminals. Much of the resources taxpayers fund is focused on fabricating and embellishing hoaxes ( Flynn, Russiagate, Ukraine transcripts, white supremacy, etc.) . Now But Putin told 45 that it's false!

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