FBI Doctored “Domestic Extremism” Stats, Whistleblower Says

(PresidentialInsider.com)- According to Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, a second FBI officer has been charged with encouraging agents to label cases as “domestic violent extremism” to increase case volume.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, called the alleged acts “scandalous” given the Biden administration’s efforts to portray domestic violent extremism as America’s “biggest threat,” according to Breitbart News.

After the whistleblower also claimed Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault sought to inflate the number of domestic violent extremism cases, Jill Sanborn, who worked for the FBI for more than two decades, was the recipient of a letter from Jordan, the committee’s ranking member, and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., claimed that when President Biden announced in a speech during his first week in office that he was ordering an evaluation of the threat of “domestic violent extremism,” he was referring to the entire right-wing opposition to Democrats.

Paul said that if you read and listen to his speech closely, most of it is thinly veiled innuendo, labeling the right racists, white supremacists, and every other derogatory term in the book.

Jordan wrote to Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, on July 27 and said that FBI executives “are encouraging agents to categorize cases as ‘domestic violent extremism’ even though the cases do not fit the requirements for such a categorization.”

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, received whistleblower claims earlier this month accusing Thibault of suppressing work on an investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Since then, Thibault will no longer be making judgments about which investigations the FBI should pursue, Wray reportedly told the senator, according to Grassley.

Sanborn is asked to appear before the committee to testify regarding the charges in the letter from Jordan and Johnson. Sanborn is not obligated to show up by law.

Before departing the FBI, Sanborn testified to Congress last year that “domestic violent extremists would continue to represent an increased threat of violence to the United States.”

After the FBI raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday, accusations that political agendas drive the agency’s decisions have gained prominence.