Proof of the Justice Department’s leftward political tilt may have been found in the three years it spent smearing the previous president as a traitorous stooge of the Kremlin.
Last week, GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson provided more evidence, citing whistleblowers who indicated the FBI was willing to portray Hunter Biden’s possibly criminal baggage as disinformation.
But now Project Veritas has revealed that the FBI views many symbols beloved by conservatives are actually signs of domestic terrorists.
According to the conservative group, an internal FBI document shared by a whistleblower indicates how the FBI “classifies American citizens it deems to be potential ‘Militia Violent Extremists,’” or MVEs.
“In the document,” Project Veritas reported, “the FBI cites symbols, images, phrases, events, and individuals that agents should look out for when identifying alleged domestic terrorists.”
The list of alleged right-wing terrorist symbols includes the Gadsden and Betsy Ross flags, the image of the Revolutionary War Minuteman, or the sign “2A,” for the Second Amendment.
According to the Post Millennial, which reported on the document, such logos or signs of the “Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists” can often be found on “propaganda, online platforms, memes, merchandise, group logos, flags, tattoos, uniforms, etc.”
“Widespread use of symbols and quotes from American history, especially the Revolutionary War, exists within MVE networks, Historic and contemporary military themes are common for MVE symbols,” the FBI document says.
But the FBI also says you can spot the MVEs because of the slogans they use. Those include Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
You’ll also know them if they cite terms like “the right to bear arms,” or “all enemies foreign and domestic.”
Groups like the 3-percenters and the Oath Keepers are identified as surefire signals of the MVE crowd. As are references to the FBI’s 1992 attack on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, and the agency’s botched attempt to arrest separatist Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1993.
One can also spot an MVE if they declare Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran killed by the U.S. Capitol Police during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, or Vicki Weaver, Randy Weaver’s wife who was killed by an FBI sniper, as “martyrs.”
And MVEs are alleged to be known to draw inspiration from Timothy McVeigh, who bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killing 168 people.
The Post Millennial noted that the FBI tried to give itself an out from potential criticism.
“The use or sharing of these symbols alone should not independently be considered evidence of MVE presence or affiliation or serve as an indicator of illegal activity, as many individuals use these symbols for their original, historic meaning, or other non-violent purposes,” the document said.
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