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AG Garland Asks Congress For Extra $85 Million For Domestic Terrorism

Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland wants $85 million in additional funding from Congress for the Justice Department and the FBI to fight domestic terrorism, according to a copy of the AG’s opening remarks before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

This story was reported on Tuesday by Axios.

‘White Supremacists And Right-Wing Militia Groups’

Garland testified to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science on Tuesday, “Our budget supports my commitment to protecting our national security, including addressing both international and domestic terrorism while respecting civil liberties.” 

“It includes increases of $45 million for the FBI domestic terrorism investigations and $40 million for the U.S. attorneys to manage increasing domestic terrorism caseloads,” Garland added.

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This request is of special significance considering that intelligence agencies have repeatedly claimed that there is currently an “elevated” threat from violent extremists against the country.

Axios noted, “The attorney general has pledged to crack down on violence linked to white supremacists and right-wing militia groups, and has made prosecuting those involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege his top priority.”

Garland: ‘More Dangerous Period Than We Faced In Oklahoma City’ Bombing’

Garland warned Congress in February that “we are facing a more dangerous period than we faced in Oklahoma City.”

Garland was referring to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh. 168 people were killed in the attack and over 680 others were injured.

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Breaking Down The Numbers

Axios broke down Garland’s ask to Congress, “The Justice Department is seeking a $45 million increase in funding for the FBI for domestic terrorism investigations and $40 million for U.S. attorneys to manage domestic terrorism cases.”

“Garland will also ask Congress to increase the agency’s civil rights funding by $33 million in part to help protect voting rights and prosecute hate crimes,” the news outlet added.

The report also noted, “DOJ also wants an additional $232 million to combat gun violence, and $304 million to go toward community-oriented policing programs and addressing systemic inequities.”

It was recently revealed that the United States Postal Service has been running a covert program to spies on Americans’ social media posts, ostensibly for the purpose of monitoring and tracking “extremists.”

Yahoo describes the program: “The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.”

 

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  • This is the guy they wanted as a supreme court justice. What the heck does he know about fair and equal justice?

  • In other words: The fascist left wants $85 million to spy on those who they politically disagree with, using the cover of the Justice Department.

  • We live in 1930s Germany. If you wanna understand Jan 6th better, look up the Reichstag fire.

  • Lets translate this.. We stole an election using massive voter fraud and Chi-Comm 's helped us and we are terrified of the ticked off peasants. So we surround ourselves with razor wire, walls and armed troops. We intend to go after the 80 million + voters who voted for President Trump. We will need to confiscate their firearms and we're looking at internment camps and re-education camps similar to that of our comrades in China. AntiFa and BLM will be used again as our shock troops to find these Americans who are going to reist our takeover... See.. There, it's fixed and translated

  • The real terrorists arent the small minority of racist morons aka white supremacists or KKK. The real terrorists and biggest threat to this nation are the treasonous US hating career criminal swamp rat clowns currently in the WH and the FBI, CIA, FDA, and their fellow US hating globalist controlled puppet masters in the DNC.

  • Will that include Antifa and the BLM or only patriotic Americans trying to save the country?

  • This joker wants more cash to mark and round up people who do not do as they are told by this regime. Where have I heard this story before. ? It amazes me how they all said Trump was trying to get rid of black people ,gays how he was a racist , etc Look at theses jokers. They want white Christian men and woman that is out of the way that is very clear, Who will be next in the cleansing process with this crowd? Very slippery slope for everyone . The power hungry wealthy government employees will stop at nothing and no one to obtain their objectives. It has been that way thru history. I hope we fix this problem now. Before but goes any further.

  • Of course, we are going to have more domestic violence. When you have these Dem/Communists defunding our police departments, allowing BLM and Antifa burn, loot, and destroy cities, letting criminals out of prison, and allowing illegal criminals and more terrorist come across our border with drugs to sell to our children, any sane person knows that we will have more and more crime. We can't ever let our government take away our second amendment rights. You will need to be able to protect yourself and your families. Biden/Harris and their administration is the most dangerous to our country and citizens in modern history.

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