The Biden administration’s Department of Justice announced plans to establish a specialized unit dedicated to domestic terrorism – which they could use to go after conservative voices they’re looking to silence.
During a Tuesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the January 6 Capitol riot, Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen revealed the upcoming plans.
“The threat posed by domestic terrorism is on the rise,” Olsen claimed. “The number of FBI investigations over the past two years since March 2020 has more than doubled.”
Olsen cited as examples the 2019 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, the 2018 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 2017 shooting at the Congressional Baseball game practice, and the 2015 shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Olsen also made note of the anniversary of the Capitol riot and pointed out that the DOJ has arrested more than 725 people for their involvement in the Capitol breach, including more than 300 on felony charges.
“The attacks in recent years underscore the threat that domestic terrorism continues to pose to our citizens, to law enforcement officers, to public officials, and to our democratic institutions,” Olsen continued. “Based on the assessment of the intelligence community, we face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists.”
Olsen then outlined what that threat means in practice. He testified that domestic terrorists are motivated by a mix of ideology and personal grievances, but that the DOJ has recently “seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies.”
“Today, investigating and prosecuting domestic violent extremists is one of our top priorities,” Olsen continued, adding that the partnership between federal prosecutors and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is currently the front line of defense against domestic terrorism.
Olsen went on discussing the role of the National Security Division in coordinating counter-terrorism prosecutions, which includes a team of prosecutors trained to handle terrorism cases, both foreign and domestic.
“In addition, I have decided to establish a domestic terrorism unit to augment our existing approach,” Olsen added. “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 added that the National Security Division works closely with the Civil Rights Division in order to prosecute hate crimes, and uses “all of the legal tool in [its] arsenal” to prosecute domestic terrorism.
This all new task force poses a serious threat for enemies of the Biden regime – given their already shady history of silencing dissidents such as what happened in schools when Attorney General Merrick Garland played a role in labeling parents speaking out against Critical Race Theory as “domestic terrorists.”
Though it seems the Democrats have long been planning for an opportunity like this, especially in relation to Jan. 6, given their constant labeling of those who stormed the Capitol as “terrorists” while simply turning a blind eye to the much more violent and deadly BLM riots.
Author: Percy Morgan