Former and current FBI agents claim that the Biden administration deliberately exaggerates the threat posed by white nationalists. They claimed that top-ranking FBI officers were pushing field agents to create domestic terror cases and label people white supremacists to “meet internal metrics”.
One agent said that the FBI brass is “vastly more interested in white supremacy than the supply,” according to the Washington Times. “We have more people to investigate white supremacists than we can actually find.”
An FBI agent requested anonymity to discuss internal bureau politics. He stated that top FBI officials had already concluded that white supremacy was a problem and that they have a policy of prioritizing investigations into domestic extremism motivated by racism.
He said, “We are kind of the lapdogs. We are the actual agents doing these kinds of investigations, trying to locate a crime that fits otherwise First Amendment-protected activity.” They are likely to be domestic terrorists if they carry a Gadsden flag, have guns, and behave meanly at school board meetings.
Although the FBI denies they target people based on political opinions, these revelations are just the latest in a long-standing pattern of politicization, weaponization, and militarization of the Justice Department under Joe Biden, and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The administration was previously criticized for using resources from the Department of Justice in order to target parents who were upset at school board meetings and treat them as domestic terrorists. Merrick Garland authorized the FBI to investigate parents protesting school board meetings, alleging that there was a disturbing trend of teachers being harassed or threatened. We found that these allegations are mostly untrue.
The National School Boards Association, which had prompted Garland’s memo to include a letter likening domestic terrorists to parents, later apologized. The memo was not repealed by Garland despite this. A whistleblower discovered an internal email that showed that the FBI was using antiterrorism tools to monitor parents, even though Garland denied that it was doing so. Whistleblowers have revealed that the FBI “pressured” and incentivized agents to classify domestic violence extremism cases.