Christopher Wray, who still has a job as the director of the FBI, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday that the FBI’s domestic terrorism caseload has “exploded” since last year.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2021
Wray noted that the “biggest chunk” of racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism the FBI tracks is now “favoring white supremacy.”
“We collect information about that threat. We have, as you say, prioritized that threat at a national threat priority level,” Wray said.
Wray’s testimony came a year after he testified to the House Homeland Security Committee that racially motivated violent extremism was the main issue pursued within FBI domestic terrorism cases.
It also came as the FBI continues to respond to and investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, an issue Wray noted in his written testimony the FBI perceives as domestic terrorism.
Of course. The definition has pretty much been expanded to include anyone that doesn't think like they're told to.
— Results May Vary ℹ👾💬 (@Vyxri) September 21, 2021
More like, the definition of domestic terrorist has changed pic.twitter.com/YDgifz5SyD
— ¡Come Mierda Comunistas!🍥Ⓥ 🇨🇺🇺🇸 (@cubanintheUSA) September 21, 2021
By exploded they mean they expanded the definition…
— ﾌ卂匚Ҝ 丂ㄒ尺卂山 🚾🤷♂️🌈 (@JackStr13435605) September 21, 2021
When you expand the definition, that happens.
— Daddy Texas (@Grynch999) September 21, 2021
Would love to see the specifics.
— Joe Vols (@THEjoevols) September 21, 2021
Had domestic terrorism actually gotten worse, or are they merely broadening the definition to include all Trump voters?
— Brandon (@ran_the_numbers) September 21, 2021
Step one: Radically expand the definition of "domestic terrorism" in order to target people with different political beliefs.
Step two: Announce that domestic terrorism caseload has exploded.
— Ghosts Of Home (@SteelerChris) September 21, 2021
People! Think about what you learned about the FBI just last week from the Nassar case. Apply that new knowledge to this story.
— Name goes here (@ksuwolverine) September 21, 2021
Are they finally looking into those BLM riots? pic.twitter.com/eIkGzkPQMW
— RealJeffGfetus (@RealJeffGfetus) September 21, 2021
Expanding the definition to include conservatives while they allow “mostly peaceful protests” where violence looting arson and takeovers of federal buildings from BLM and Antifa occur and are still happening!!!! Got it.
— McMarketRebel (@market_rebel) September 21, 2021
Of course 99.9% of them turned out to be other feds trying to set someone up.
— Killin Time (@killintime940) September 21, 2021
If they weren’t responsible for nearly every case of domestic terrorism this would mean something.
— Good Boy 🏴☠️✊ (@fullgrownpupper) September 21, 2021
Of course it has. pic.twitter.com/nd72h8GAIH
— Neanderthal thinker (@reallymediocre) September 21, 2021
Yes, they must be so busy investigating themselves!
— Steve The Texas Biker 🛡 Southern Born & Bred (@SteveTexasBest) September 21, 2021
Ya, a bunch of glowie larps. pic.twitter.com/knJURaeEIc
— Memee Fu Hao (@MemeeFuHao) September 21, 2021
What they meant to say was: the number of people who oppose their bullshit is going up at dramatic rates… because what's happening is totally bullshit
— SųnThømas (@StoicThomas) September 21, 2021
Well if you call everyone a terrorist that's to be expected…
— MUSACCHIO (@MUSACCHIO20) September 21, 2021
— Joe Navarro (@JoeNavarro82) September 21, 2021
— Sierra3 (@ctrssierra) September 21, 2021
Garage pull ropes are in use all over the country!!
— KC Star (@FakeKCStar) September 21, 2021
— Nick (@Enve90) September 21, 2021
— ❌ GOP Zeppy (@Zeppy32815542) September 21, 2021
It didn’t explode. They simply expanded the definition and increased the job security pool
— Robert 🇺🇸 (@RRangel4JC) September 21, 2021
— Caleb Cartier (@caleb_cartier) September 21, 2021
This headline is painfully dumb.
— COBRA COMMANDER 🐍 (@Commander_Krake) September 21, 2021
“The FBI says…” is a helluva way to start a tweet or headline these days.
— Wawasense (@wawasense) September 21, 2021
The FBI hasn’t exactly been covering itself in glory lately.
Be sure and save some outrage for the man who was in charge of the FBI when they allowed Larry Nassar to sexually pray on US gymnasts https://t.co/MjJpRjpp83
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 15, 2021