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FBI director talks antifa, election

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/17/20, 04:42 pm

The government is investigating far-left antifa militants who pose a real threat to the public, FBI director Chris Wray said. In testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, he called antifa a movement, not an organization, saying, “We’re focused on the violence, not the ideology.” Lone wolf actors who can easily obtain weapons pose the biggest threat to U.S. security, he said.

Did Wray discuss the November election? He confirmed intelligence reports that Russian agents have attempted to influence the vote by causing confusion and vilifying Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, but he said the effort did not compare to the coordinated attacks during the 2016 presidential campaign. He dismissed suggestions that the election results could be invalid.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Sophia Lee’s account of a 2017 antifa riot in Berkeley, Calif.


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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • Leeper
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 11:45 am

    Wrong it is a terrorist organization!

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 07:52 pm

    I agree that they are a terrorist organization. Anarchists. Not antifa. That is the FBI being who they have been for years? Decades?

    The people have been identified as a group. They are very organized. They are being dropped off in vans. They are given weapons. They are also taught what to do and how to do their worst. It's very scarey and Barr is correct in saying they should be held for sedition.

     

     

  • PAMom
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 04:50 pm

    Wray is part of the deep state. I don't believe anything he says. Antifa is a terrorist organization, backed by others in the deep state.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 06:05 pm

    ... who are backed by George Soros.

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 08:00 pm

    Wray should be fired. Wray is from NY. He's a Republican? What is a Republican? McCain? Romney? 

    Clinton fired and hired FBI directors and no one said anything about it. 

     

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