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DOJ forms New Domestic Terror Unit to Combat Threat from Homegrown Extremists

The Department of Justice is forming a new counter-terror unit targeting homegrown extremism in the United States, according to a report from the Washington Post.

The department said investigations into “suspected domestic extremists” have doubled since the spring of 2020.”

“Matthew G. Olsen, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, announced the unit in his opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee, noting that the number of FBI investigations of suspected domestic violent extremists — those accused of planning or committing crimes in the name of domestic political goals — had more than doubled since the spring of 2020,” the newspaper reported.

“This group of dedicated attorneys will focus on the domestic terrorism threat, helping to ensure that these cases are handled properly and effectively coordinated across the Department of Justice and across the country,” Olsen said.

“They are normalizing the use of violence to achieve political goals,” claimed Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois.

Republican Senators countered the testimony by showing video of widespread riots and looting in major American cities in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“These anti-police riots rocked our nation for seven full months, just like the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol rocked the nation,” GOP Senator Chuck Grassley said.

Read the full report at the Washington Post.

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6 responses to “DOJ forms New Domestic Terror Unit to Combat Threat from Homegrown Extremists”

  1. pandusa says:

    Here I thought it was us that got false flagged Jan 6th. Turns out it was Jim Jordan, MTG and I imagine Gaetz and some others. The demo-rats could not let the election evidence come out on national TV in real time. Thanks MTG…you filled in a blank for me.

  2. HerrDoktor says:

    Spoiler alert: People who hate you are the ones who get to define what “terrorism” means.

  3. Viewtifuljoe says:

    Can we officially declare the war on terror has come home? The government let this country burn for the better part of 2020 but grandma taking a selfie in the capitol building on January 6th gets hunted down.

  4. Garce says:

    “…cases are handled properly and effectively” means Leftists are let off with no issue and given money to continue their terrorism while anythign right of stalin is thrown in the gulag, see jan 6 pretrial detainees held in washington’s jail in solitary confinement without even being tried yet.

  5. WeaponizedMemes says:

    “The department said investigations into “suspected domestic extremists” have doubled since the spring of 2020.”

    Well, if you double the number of investigations you do, and the number of people you label ‘suspected domestic terrorists’, then you get to self-justify your need for more funding.

    It’s a scam.

  6. TuckR8 says:

    Alright, I’m going to call my shot on this one. This agency will almost exclusively target the political right at first. The agency will be showered with praise by the corporate media outlets for bravely fighting terrorists and even pioneering drone-striking American citizens on American soil… ok the bit about drone strikes may/hopefully is a bit far. Then the agency will turn on the left and start targeting the far-left. The left will be absolutely incredulous as this has never-ever happened before with anything they’ve done to spite their political opposition ever.