Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents reportedly accused the Biden administration of exaggerating the white supremacist threat in the United States and pressuring the agency to fabricate cases of domestic terrorism that involve racist extremists.
“The demand for white supremacy vastly outstrips the supply of white supremacy,” one agent told The Washington Times, speaking on condition of anonymity. Multiple current and former FBI agents said they had similar experiences and that bureau leadership is pressuring agents to create domestic terrorism cases and label individuals as “white supremacists.”
“We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find,” the agent said.
The agent said FBI officials “have already determined that White supremacy is a problem” and established an FBI policy to prioritize racially-motivated domestic extremism.
“We are sort of the lapdogs as the actual agents doing these sorts of investigations, trying to find a crime to fit otherwise First Amendment-protected activities,” he said. “If they have a Gadsden flag and they own guns and they are mean at school board meetings, that’s probably a domestic terrorist.”
The Biden’s FBI denies having a political bias and says it targets those “who commit or intend to commit violence and criminal activity that constitutes a federal crime or poses a threat to national security.”
“The FBI aggressively investigates threats posed by domestic violent extremists,” an FBI spokesperson said. “We do not investigate ideology, and we do not investigate particular cases based on the political views of the individuals involved. The FBI will continue to pursue threats or acts of violence, regardless of the underlying motivation or sociopolitical goal.”
Last year, the White House announced President Joe Biden’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, a first-of-its-kind, four-pillared approach to improve how domestic terrorism is defined, identified, and combated. The strategy’s main aim is to target those with racist or anti-government ideology, which the administration said is espoused by domestic terrorists.