At this point, I'm not prepared to make a definitive conclusion.
I'll lay out the information I've found so far and allow you to examine the evidence for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
"The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News"
You may have noticed that other news outlets have published an unusual number of articles about Q.
His thread got me thinking and I decided to do a little research.
She has not responded.
I used the first 7 words of the subject line to do a FOIA search
There are other ways to obtain government documents and we'll look at those shortly.
The FBI identifies Domestic Violent Extremism (DV) or (DVE) and Homegrown Violent Extremism (HV) or HVE).
They investigate violence, and their approach is more or less indifferent to ideology.
Wray reiterated that the Bureau doesn't investigate ideologies. They investigate violence.
He also pointed out that Antifa is considered an ideology and not an organization.
FBI Vault link to the document: vault.fbi.gov/black-identity…
The new category they use is "Racially Motivated Violent Extremism" which encompasses several categories that were previously used.
Wray reiterated that the Bureau is more or less uninterested with any particular ideology. They investigate acts of violence.
Wiegman explained in his opening statement how the Department of Justice protects the first amendment.
The reason is that it would require Congress to pick certain groups and identify them as terror organizations. No one would want their pet organization to be identified as one.
Would such an assessment be consistent with the Bureau's current philosophy on domestic terrorism?
Meet Mike McGarrity, the Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division.
McGarrity explained the Bureau's foreign and domestic terrorism categories.
(Now I wonder who that would be referring to.)
In this clip, we hear Wiegman from DOJ and Brian Murphy from Homeland Security answer.
And it's the change in philosophy that concerns me regarding the Yahoo news article.
It continues here.