FBI Director Christopher Wray Repeatedly Refutes Claims Antifa Activists Attacked Capitol Building

FBI Director Christopher Wray Repeatedly Refutes Claims Antifa Activists Attacked Capitol Building

WASHINGTON – FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday repeatedly rejected allegations of Republican allies of former President Donald Trump and others that antifa activists were involved in the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill .

“To date, we have not seen any evidence of violent extremists anarchists or of people subscribing to antifa as part of the 6th,” Wray said during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a conference. hearing to address concerns about intelligence leading to riot and domestic terrorist threat more widely. “That’s not to say we’re not looking, and we’ll keep watching, but as of yet, we haven’t seen that.”

Wray explained that those who participated in the Capitol violation belonged to two main groups of violent extremists – those associated with militias, such as Oath Keepers, and those who advocate white supremacy.

Wray’s comments came after Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the senior Republican on the committee, spent much of his opening remarks not on the right-wing extremists who attacked the Capitol in January, but on the left-wing extremists, such as the anti-fascist or antifa movement. Grassley spoke of how far-left protesters vandalized a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon this summer and the state Democratic Party headquarters during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“We need to look at the issue of domestic terrorism in a broad sense, very broad, to include all forms of political extremism, domestic terrorism,…

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