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FBI Quietly Admits 2017 GOP Ballgame Attack By Leftist Was ‘Domestic Terrorism’

FBI Quietly Admits 2017 GOP Ballgame Attack By Leftist Was ‘Domestic Terrorism’

“An individual with a personalized violent ideology targeted and shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball field and wounded five people.”

Last month, it was revealed that the shooting of Steve Scalise and the targeting of other Republicans at a baseball field in 2017 had been classified by the FBI as a case of suicide by cop.

The shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter and Rachel Maddow ‘superfan’ who went to the baseball field with a list of Republicans, meaning this was most certainly a politically motivated shooting.

The fact that AG Merrick Garland is calling the Trump supporters who rioted at the Capitol white supremacists, and the greatest threat to our democracy while the FBI glosses over the politics of a shooter who clearly intended to kill Republicans, shows just how unbalanced our justice system has become.

This week, Scalise and other members of Congress sent a letter to the FBI demanding this issue be addressed:

This week, while the media obsessed about Liz Cheney every day, the FBI quietly reclassified the shooting.

Jerry Dunleavy reports at the Washington Examiner:

FBI quietly admits 2017 GOP baseball shooting was domestic terrorism after all

The FBI quietly admitted Friday that the 2017 Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field shooting that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise has been classified as “domestic terrorism” carried out by a “domestic violent extremist” targeting Republicans after the bureau previously classified it as “suicide by cop.”

The revelation appears in the middle of an appendix on page 35 of a 40-page FBI-DHS report released on Friday titled “Security Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism.” In a section describing approximately 85 different “FBI-Designated Significant Domestic Terrorism Incidents in the United States from 2015 through 2019,” the Alexandria baseball field shooting appears, with the FBI categorizing the perpetrator as a “Domestic Violent Extremist” and describing the incident thusly: “An individual with a personalized violent ideology targeted and shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball field and wounded five people. The subject died as a result of engagement with law enforcement.”…

Hodgkinson, an avid liberal and supporter of Democratic presidential primary candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was killed by law enforcement. He had posted on Facebook that “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” and joined other groups such as “Terminate The Republican Party” and “Join The Resistance Worldwide!!”

Now if we could just get Democrats and the media to admit that their left wing supporters rioted, looted, and set American cities on fire for most of 2020.

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The letter demanded an explanation of how that obviously ridiculous conclusion (“suicide by cop”) was reached. I predict no such explanation will ever be given.

During testimony to congress, in answer to a direct question from a Republican, the worthless Wray might say something like, “We followed our review process without considering all possible factors as standards indicate.” This is a non-answer and does not invalidate my prediction.

Did they also quietly point out he wasn’t a white supremacist and he loved socialism?

    4fun in reply to JHogan. | May 16, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    “domestic terrorism” carried out by a “domestic violent extremist”
    —————————————-
    Gee whiz, somehow they missed adding that non white supremacist, bernie bro and socialist lover.
    Kind of wondering where “hateful radical left wing extremist” wasn’t part of the description.

    henrybowman in reply to JHogan. | May 17, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Irrelevant. He was white, therefore he was a racist and a supremacist.

    “White? Check.
    “Male? Check.
    “Sure, let’s reclassify him as a domestic terrorist, not all that much skin off our nose.”

“An individual with a personalized violent ideology”. No indication of what that ideology might have been. It’s a real mystery.

    Ben Kent in reply to Milhouse. | May 16, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Hey FBI, here’s a tip for your crack investigators.
    There are 25,000 people in the USA with “personalized violent ideology”.
    > They are called Antifa.

      Ben Kent in reply to Ben Kent. | May 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      FBI FOCUS ON “WHITE SUPREMACISTS IS 1/2 RIGHT

      Antifa – yeah most are white. And, yeah they are supremacists.

      They believe in the supremacism of Marxism and destruction of America as we know it.

“ FBI quietly admits 2017 GOP baseball shooting was domestic terrorism after all”

That’s nice. Now do Durbin’s role in helping Hodgkinson find the ball field.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Coolpapa. | May 16, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Never happen. Collaboration in violent felonies by the Nomenklatura has to be hidden at all costs.

    Subotai Bahadur

Well better late than never I suppose. Being intentionally and provably dishonest in the reluctance to classify the attack for what it was to anyone who read the facts was beginning to undermine their credibility to an unacceptable degree for even the establishment at DoJ/FBI.

JusticeDelivered | May 16, 2021 at 1:12 pm

It is good that Hodgkinson died, a shame so mant innoncent people where harmed.

By treating this as a singular, isolated event, FBI avoids the standard investigative practice of discovering who radicalized him, identifying co-conspirators and destructive propaganda.

If it were a rightist who shot at Dems – they’d have interviewed everyone he’s known for 10 years and arrested everyone suspected in having a role in his radicalization. But in this case, it might have led to Antifa – so and thereby prove politically damaging to the left – so investigation is truncated and caused is chalked up to lone-wolf act.

Radical violence typically takes years of indoctrination with many fellow-travelers as enablers. No one wakes up one day and says “I think I’ll attack leaders of [pick-a-name] Party.” FBI knows this. Only explanation = FBI is thoroughly biased and corrupted.

    NicolasLeFloch in reply to Ben Kent. | May 16, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    “Only explanation = FBI is thoroughly biased and corrupted.”

    Yes, this.

    Remember that 40 – 40! – FBI agents were hurriedly sent to Indianapolis speedway to investigate a “noose” that turned out to be a garage pull?

    Their priorities couldn’t be clearer.

    Milhouse in reply to Ben Kent. | May 16, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    By treating this as a singular, isolated event, FBI avoids the standard investigative practice of discovering who radicalized him, identifying co-conspirators and destructive propaganda.

    If it were a rightist who shot at Dems – they’d have interviewed everyone he’s known for 10 years and arrested everyone suspected in having a role in his radicalization. But in this case, it might have led to Antifa – so and thereby prove politically damaging to the left – so investigation is truncated and caused is chalked up to lone-wolf act.

    This is exactly on point. I hadn’t thought of it like that, but you’re 100% correct.

    It reminds me of when Rabbi Meir Kahane was assassinated. El Said Nossair was quickly caught, inexplicably acquitted of the murder itself but convicted of possessing the gun and of shooting a mailman while making his escape, and sentenced. The FBI refused to investigate, or even to look at the material they found in his apartment. A few years later the WTC was bombed, and it turned out that he had been part of that cell, and had they taken it seriously and investigated they would have caught them and prevented the bombing.

    randian in reply to Ben Kent. | May 17, 2021 at 4:28 am

    That’s exactly how the FBI (and pretty much all LE in the US) treats election fraud. Investigations are rarely done, and when they are they end at the immediate perpetrator. You’ll notice that the immediate perpetrator gets charged, but their paymasters don’t. It is assumed that they are lone wolves, are not involved in a larger effort involving multiple players, and that they haven’t done it before. No honest investigator would make those assumptions.

    This is all to support the “election fraud is rare” claim. Naturally it’s rare, if you don’t look for it and don’t look beyond the obvious when forced to look.

    henrybowman in reply to Ben Kent. | May 17, 2021 at 10:55 am

    “But in this case, it might have led to Antifa”

    Dunno. I get the impression that Antifa is largely a “never trust anybody over 30” crowd who wouldn’t have given this geezer the time of day.

After 4+ months of public exposure of Merrick Garland, I must we all dodged a disaster of a Justice Merrick Garland, who it appears would have been at the mercy of his clerks.

    Danny in reply to Neo. | May 16, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    More like his desk clerks would be in danger of dismissal if they didn’t provide him with a sufficiently angry leftist and race obsessed rant in the morning, or if he felt that they didn’t really mean it when they denounced conservatives.

    I have seen no evidence of Merrick Garland as a moderate and unlimited evidence he is anything but.

We’ve lost the FBI to criminals within our government. And the FBI is being tasked with turning their guns on you and I.

We’re quickly losing our military. They’ll soon be doing the same.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to TheFineReport.com. | May 16, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    We lost the FBI, or rather the FBI abandoned country and Constitution, decades ago. The corruption is at all levels.

    Subotai Bahadur

    The military purge in February and March should send a chill down the spine of every patriotic American. I remember the day (not long ago) when there was bi-partisan support for keeping military out of politics. It was a clear RED LINE. This administration – in power for less than 2 weeks and with no clear mandate from voters – launched the most comprehensive purge of military in modern U.S. history.

This shouldn’t satisfy anyone we need to clean house at FBI, particularly after 2022 with budget cuts and demands from them if they are to be properly funded.

    Vancomycin in reply to Danny. | May 16, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    It’s hilarious that you think anything is going to happen after 2022. It almost seems like you think the dems are going to not steal any elections they have to to expand their power. It’s a hallmark of communist societies that the party in charge gets 99.9% of the vote.

      Danny in reply to Vancomycin. | May 17, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      Chuck Schumer thanks you from the bottom of his heart for working overtime to try to persuade Republicans not to vote, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi also offer their most sincere blessings for you to continue your crusade to prevent Democrats from losing the house or senate and offer their most sincere love and regards for you working to make them more powerful.

When will they admit that January 6th at the capitol, with the exception of a relative handful of violent Antifa provocateurs, was a mostly peaceful gathering of citizens seeking redress of their grievances?

“…The revelation appears in the middle of an appendix on page 35 of a 40-page FBI-DHS report released on Friday titled “Security Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism….”

Talk about “below the fold”.

    Danny in reply to Jawbreaker. | May 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    The interesting thing is that if bipartisan fury from congress over the FBI not thinking trying to assassinate half of them is domestic terror how many leftist incidents do they leave out that should be there?

    If the Democrats had stood with the FBI during that hearing we wouldn’t have even gotten that.

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