Friday's HOT MIC
So, according to confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO, the FBI and DHS have had their eye on the violent thugs known as "Antifa" for over a year, and have even classified their activities as "domestic terrorism."
Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.
I've been doing a slow burn about this since I read it this morning -- for a couple of reasons.
1.) Why are we only hearing about this now? These goons were dogging the Trump campaign for the entire election year, causing riots at rallies, beating up Trump supporters, etc. The Democrat/media narrative all year long was that Trump and his supporters were to blame for the violence.
Yet "authorities" in the Obama administration knew that "anarchist extremists" were the primary instigators. Moreover, if federal authorities knew that these left-wing extremists had become "increasingly confrontational and dangerous," shouldn't some sort of warning have gone out to the public? (Note: some of the violence was linked to the DNC and the Clinton campaign.) In city after (Democrat-controlled) city, innocent people have been viciously assaulted while police stood around and watched.
There needs to be a federal investigation into every single one of these incidents from Chicago, San Jose, Minneapolis, and other cities before the election to Berkeley, Boston, Phoenix and Charlottesville etc. after the election.. Something stinks.
2.) Who remembers that infamous DHS report that came out early in the the Obama administration? This document wasn't kept secret -- it was passed out to police and sheriff’s offices all across America and warned about the growing likelihood of violence from “right-wing extremists." These potential domestic terrorists were identified as people who were pro-life, "disgruntled" military vets, anti-illegal immigration, against high taxes, and against the expansion of government. In other words, your typical Tea Party member. During its heyday, the Tea Party caused zero riots, zero assaults, and zero property damage. They even cleaned up their own messes.
The laughable DHS report was a shoddy piece of propaganda disseminated far and wide to put the conservative and law-abiding Tea Party in a negative light. But legitimate intelligence on the truly dangerous Antifa radicals was kept under wraps until now? Do I have that right?
And the really puzzling question: Why have the media, Nancy Pelosi, and other leftists suddenly flipped on Antifa after ignoring them for so long?