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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:07 PM

UPDATED: FBI Director Wray Tells Senate: 'Siege' on Capitol Was 'Domestic Terrorism'

Source: Mediaite

By Rudy TakalaMar 2nd, 2021, 11:02 am

FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators on Tuesday that he viewed January’s unrest in Washington, D.C. as “domestic terrorism.”

“I was appalled, like you, at the violence and destruction that we saw that day,” Wray said during an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I was appalled that you, our country’s elected leaders, were victimized right here in these very halls. That attack, that siege, was criminal behavior, plain and simple. And it behavior that we at the FBI, view as domestic terrorism. It is got no place in our democracy, and tolerating it would make a mockery of our nation’s rule of law.”

Wray, a holdover from former President Donald Trump’s administration, has led the FBI since 2017. However, he fell out of favor with Trump toward the end of his term in office for refusing to publicly agree with the former president’s claims of voter fraud.

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Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/news/fbi-director-wray-tells-senate-siege-on-capitol-was-domestic-terrorism/



UPDATE:

FBI Director Says No Evidence of Antifa on January 6

March 2, 2021 at 11:04 am EST By Taegan Goddard

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked FBI Director Christopher Wray whether there was any evidence of antifa involvement in the Capitol insurrection, NBC News reports.

Responded Wray: “We have not to date seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to antifa in connection with the 6th.”

Wray later said that white supremacists make up “the biggest chunk of our domestic terrorism portfolio overall.”

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https://politicalwire.com/2021/03/02/fbi-director-says-no-evidence-of-antifa-on-january-6/




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Reply UPDATED: FBI Director Wray Tells Senate: 'Siege' on Capitol Was 'Domestic Terrorism' (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2021 OP
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #1
Deminpenn Mar 2021 #2
underpants Mar 2021 #3
BlueWavePsych Mar 2021 #4
abqtommy Mar 2021 #5
dalton99a Mar 2021 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2021 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:08 PM

1. Ty, Director Wray!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:11 PM

2. Bet he was happy to be able to testify forthrightly

and not have to worry if still had a job went he returned to his office.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:23 PM

3. Exactly. No worry about hurt feelings and cancel culture

Oh no, I did that there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:32 PM

4. FBI Chief Says Capitol Siege Was Act of 'Domestic Terrorism'

Asked whether Antifa and fake Trump supporters were behind the violence as some in the GOP have claimed in an effort to shift blame for the insurrection away from former President Donald Trump, Wray said there is no evidence of "anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection with the 6th."

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/national-international/fbi-chief-to-face-questions-on-extremism-capitol-riot/2316922/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:35 PM

5. I finally decided to look up the definitions of "anarchist"* and "antifa"** due to the mention

of both in the op.

*anarchist

Definitions
from The Century Dictionary.

noun Properly, one who advocates anarchy or the absence of government as a political ideal; a believer in an anarchic theory of society; especially, an adherent of the social theory of Proudhon. See anarchy, 2.

noun In popular use, one who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, all law and order, and all rights of property, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed; especially, such a person when actuated by mere lust of plunder.

noun Any person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against an established rule, law, or custom. See anarch and nihilist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

https://www.wordnik.com/words/anarchist

** Definition of antifa

1 : a person or group actively opposing fascism The groups … prominently featured about 100 Christian ministers in clerical garb, angry Charlottesville residents, peace advocates, Black Lives Matter activists, and self-styled anti-fascists who call themselves "antifas" …— Peter Weber After the war, Antifas varied in size and composition across the former Reich, now divided into four zones of occupation, and developed in interaction with the local occupying power.— Loren Balhorn

2 : an anti-fascist movement Antifa is the backlash to the backlash, a defensive response to the growing presence of right-wing extremism.— Todd Gitlin

First Known Use of antifa
1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for antifa
borrowed from German Antifa, short for antifaschistisch "anti-fascist," in Antifaschistische Aktion (multiparty front initiated by the German Communist Party in 1932 to counter Nazism) and in other collocations

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antifa

There it is. Looks to me that anarchists are more closely related to fascists while
in WWII the Allies were antifa as are all anti-fascists. That's good to know.




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:19 PM

6. Kick

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:26 PM

7. Good. Now, as leader of the insurrection Trump can be labeled a "domestic terrorist."

Time to get to a meme maker website.

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