FBI Director Says Domestic Terrorism Has Been “Metastasizing” as Capitol Increases Security

HeadlineMar 03, 2021

FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, where he defended the FBI’s handling of intelligence in the lead-up to the January 6 insurrection. He also told lawmakers “domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country,” and rebuked a far-right lie, that is also supported by some Republican lawmakers, that the rioters were “fake Trump” or left-wing protesters.

Christopher Wray: “We have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to antifa in connection with the 6th. … Racially motivated violent extremism is the biggest chunk of our domestic terrorism portfolio, if you will, overall.”

D.C. law enforcement agencies are increasing security around the Capitol this week as Qanon supporters believe Trump will be inaugurated on March 4, which they call “true Inauguration Day.”

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