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Cooking The Books: FBI Juicing Domestic Terrorism Stats, Whistleblowers Say.

Jim Jordan, Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, Wants Answers.

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You know, there’s a lot of bad FBI press out there at the moment —and here’s some more…

According to FBI whistleblowers, the bureau is pressuring agents to reclassify existing cases as “domestic terrorism,” despite a total lack of evidence, in an effort to make the “threat” seem much larger than it is. Late last year, The Drill Down reported on “threat tags” that were created by the FBI to track instances of school board harassment.

I guess they figure they made the tags, they might as well use them.

Ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking about the reclassifications, saying “the FBI…padding its domestic violent extremist data cheapens actual examples of violent extremism.”

“From recent protected disclosures, we have learned that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify cases as ‘domestic violent extremism’ even if the cases do not meet the criteria for such a classification,” writes Jordan. “Given the narrative pushed by the Biden administration that domestic violent extremism is the ‘greatest threat’ facing our country, revelation that the FBI may be artificially padding domestic terrorism data is scandalous.”

Jordan continues, explaining that some agents are “incentivized” to reclassify cases.

“We have received accusations that FBI agents are bolstering the number of cases of DVEs to satisfy their superiors. For example, one whistleblower explained that because agents are not finding enough DVE cases, they are encouraged and incentivized to reclassify cases as DVE cases even though there is minimal, circumstantial evidence to support the reclassification.”

Jordan goes on to describe success metrics, promotions, rewards —and an environment of pressure within the bureau to juice the domestic terrorism stats.

Jordan has asked Wray for clarification on how the bureau is reclassifying cases to fit the domestic terror narrative —a narrative Wray helped construct.

“Looking forward, the FBI assesses DVEs pose an elevated threat of violence to the United States, and some of these actors have been emboldened in the aftermath of the breach of the U.S. Capitol. We expect Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists, Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists, and other DVEs will very likely pose the greatest domestic terrorism threats in 2021 and likely into 2022,” Wray testified to Congress in June 2021.

This news comes hot on the heels of Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) bombshell that the FBI, in a coordinated effort, downplayed and disregarded negative information on Hunter Biden.

Can Americans still trust the FBI?