AG Merrick Garland Says ‘Top Domestic Violent Extremist Threat’ Comes From White Supremacists

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“In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race,” continued Garland.

Garland went on to compare American citizen “extremists” to Al-Qaeda. “In earlier days, foreign terrorist groups had to board airplanes to conduct attacks on America,” said Garland. “Now they take advantage of technology to inspire others already located in the US to violence. The same is true for domestic violent extremists who increasingly take common cause and inspiration from events and actions around the world,

“We do not investigate individuals for their First amendment protected activities,” assured Garland, as hundreds of January 6 protesters undergo investigation, harassment, intimidation, and persecution at the hands of federal law enforcement for participating in first amendment protected activities.

January 6 detainees in DC jail have reportedly been subject to inhumane treatment that experts have said can be compared to the conditions seen in Guantanamo Bay, as many American citizens have been restricted from contacting family members and attorneys, facing routine beatings and solitary confinement.

“Across the world, extremist or terrorist labels have at times been affixed to those perceived as political threats to the ruling order. But there is no place for partisanship in the enforcement of the law. The Justice Department will not tolerate any such abuse of authority,” continued Garland as the Justice Department continues to tolerate and seemingly exacerbate such abuses of authority. “The Department of Defense will train service members on the potential targeting of potential targeting of current and former military members by violent extremists in order to help prevent radicalization.”

The Attorney General did not mention the racially motivated anti-white hate crime shooting spree in Georgia and Alabama that occured this weekend, but did give a good anecdote about the supposed Tulsa “Race Massacre” from the 1920’s before ending his speech.

The remarks coming from Garland regarding domestic terrorism come shortly after an earlier statement signaling that the Justice Department will be scrutinizing the Arizona audit of the 2020 election which is nearly complete. Multiple officials in Arizona have publically told Garland the the Justice Department not to interfere with the Arizona audit, sparking new conversations surrounding states rights, as National File reported. (WATCH: Arizona Attorney General Warns Biden’s DOJ, Merrick Garland To Stay Away From The Audit)