Connect with us

U.S. News

Video: Ted Cruz Questions Clueless FBI Director On ‘Nonsensical’ Document Claiming Patriotic Symbols Are Extremist

“You don’t include things like Antifa, you don’t include things like Black Lives Matter. Instead, you identify patriotic Americans as a suspect.”

Published

on

Screenshot

Senator Ted Cruz grilled FBI director Christopher Wray Thursday over a recent FBI training document that listed patriotic imagery such as the Gadsden Flag, the Liberty Tree, and the Betsy Ross Flag as ‘extremist’ indicators.

Wray claimed he had no knowledge of the document which Project Veritas revealed cites symbols, phrases, images, events, and individuals that agents should flag when trying to identify potential “Militia Violent Extremists” (MVEs).

Cruz told Wray that the revelations are one example of how the FBI has been “weaponized and politicized” to label everyday Americans as “Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists.”

“I will self-report right now that every day in the Senate I wear my boots that have the Gonzalez battle flag on the back of em,” Cruz said while slamming his boot on the counter and adding “What are y’all doing? This makes no sense.”

Cruz continued, “Included on this list is the Betsy Ross flag. Now that’s fairly remarkable that the Betsy Ross flag, in the FBI’s indication, is indicative of militia violent extremism –  because among other people who have been publicly alongside the Betsy Ross flag; we have President Barack Obama, who was sworn in directly underneath two Betsy Ross flags.”

Cruz also noted that the Gadsden Flag is a symbol currently used on Virginia license plates.

The Senator also emphasised to Wray “You don’t include things like Antifa, you don’t include things like Black Lives Matter. Instead, you identify patriotic Americans as a suspect.”

Watch:

Elsewhere during the hearing, Cruz got Wray to admit that the Detroit FBI Special Agent who oversaw the “absolute debacle” that was the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping entrapment scheme is now in charge of the Washington, D.C. Office, overseeing the J6 investigation.

Wray also came under questioning from GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who cited a whistleblower report detailing that the Biden Administration had evacuated hundreds of people from Afghanistan who were on the Pentagon’s “watch list,” including known, suspected terrorists, and resettled them in the U.S.

The whistleblower told Hawley and Senator Ron Johnson that the White House and the DoD ordered corners to be cut, data to be deleted and did not properly vet the refugees.

Wray stated that the FBI is trying to investigate, but he has no information as to the status of any of the cases.

“I can’t sit here right now and say we know where all are located at any given time,” Wray stated.

“We know that hundreds of people potentially connected to terrorism are loose in this country” owing to these actions, Hawley said.

Comforting.

Wray also warned that “Al-Qaeda maintains its desire to both conduct and inspire large-scale, spectacular attacks”.

This comes at a time when the White House Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council admits that Al Qaeda is now using Afghanistan as a “safe haven” again:

How about them scary Gonzalez battle flags though?

SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

Follow on Twitter:

———————————————————————————————————————
Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ PJW Shop

ALERT! In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here.

Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

Also, we urgently need your financial support here. ———————————————————————————————————————

  • Continue Reading
    Comments

    U.S. News

    Banks Developing Technology To Track Gun Purchases Under Guise Of Flagging Potential Mass Shooters

    Published

    on

    Zero Hedge

    Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

    Banks have been working on technology to “identify potential mass shooters” by tracking gun-related purchases and filing “Suspicious Activity Reports” with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

    According to comments made by Amalgamated Bank Chief Executive Officer Priscilla Sims Brown at the New York Times DealBook conference on Wednesday, the strategy would employ credit card companies to more closely track gun purchasesBloomberg reports.

    “We’re at the very early stages of this — this particular code just got approved in October, so those detection scenarios are still being brought together,” said Brown, adding “But as this is implemented, those scenarios will be used.”

    The strategy would mirror ways banks try to identify and stop fraudsters from using customers’ funds. 

    The International Organization for Standardization approved a new merchant category code earlier this year that banks will use when processing transactions for gun and ammunition stores after Amalgamated submitted an application on the matter. Gun-control advocates were quick to celebrate the move, arguing it would help banks flag suspicious activity at these retailers. -Bloomberg

    Banks have come under pressure from Congressional Republicans over what they plan to do with the tracking codes, with conservative policymakers expressing concern that lenders will use the data to create unofficial lists of gun owners in the US.

    “What I’m hearing from other banks is that they have been honoring this process and this system, filing Suspicious Activity Reports across a myriad of industries to stop a myriad of crimes — or at least alert authorizes of them,” said Brown. “And I have every confidence that banks are going to do the same thing here.”

    This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

    Continue Reading

    U.S. News

    GOP Senators Say They Will Block Military Funding Unless Vaccine Mandate Scrapped

    “The Biden administration is firing soldiers we invested in and trained”

    Published

    on

    Steve Watson

    United States Forces Korea via Getty Images

    Republicans in the Senate have threatened to block the National Defense Authorization Act unless a vote is held on the current COVID vaccine mandate for military personnel.

    The effort is being headed up by Florida Senator Rick Scott and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, along with 11 other senators, including Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

    Scott told Fox News “I think on the NDAA one thing that’s going to be important is that we don’t give cloture unless they agree that we’re not going to keep kicking people out of the service for their – if they’re unvaccinated,” adding “I think that we’ve got to start standing up for people.”

    In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senators state “The Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine mandate has ruined the livelihoods of men and women who have honorably served our country.”

    “While the Department of Defense certainly must make decisions that will bolster military readiness, the effects of the mandate are antithetical to readiness of our force, and the policy must be revoked,” the letter further states.

    During a press conference, Paul stated “The vaccination mandate has forced our nation’s young patriotic men and women to choose between their faith, their medical autonomy and their careers.”

    “At a time when the military is struggling to meet targets for recruitment, the administration is firing soldiers we invested in and trained,” Paul further noted.

    For five decades now, the NDAA has been viewed as vital legislation for Congress each year, covering spending for the military, including the annual pay raise and new program starts.

    Despite attempts to stop mandatory vaccines for active duty personnel, and to uphold exemption rights, the Biden administration has continually pushed for dishonourable discharges and even court martialing for troops who disobey orders to get the shots.

    SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

    Follow on Twitter:

    ———————————————————————————————————————
    Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ PJW Shop

    ALERT! In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

    We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here.

    Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

    Also, we urgently need your financial support here. ———————————————————————————————————————

  • Continue Reading

    U.S. News

    McCarthy Says GOP Will Not ‘Go After People Simply Because of Their Political Views’

    Says Nick Fuentes Must Be Banned From GOP For His Political Views

    Published

    on

    Chris Menahan | Information Liberation

    Screenshot

    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during a press conference on Tuesday that Christian conservative Nick Fuentes “has no place” in the Republican Party and his ideology “has no place in society at all” just minutes before claiming the GOP will not “go after people simply because of their political views” when they take back power.

    “I don’t think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes,” McCarthy told the press, referencing Trump’s dinner with Ye and Fuentes. “He has no place in this Republican Party.”

    “I condemn his ideology,” McCarthy said, “it has no place in society — at all!”

    Minutes later, McCarthy was asked: “What do you make of the White House saying they are ‘keeping an eye on’ Twitter under Elon Musk’s ownership and leadership?”

    “That is offensive to me,” McCarthy responded. “Government’s gonna go after someone who wants to have free speech? What do they have to look at Twitter about? Do they want to go more after the American public about whether they can have an opinion on something?”

    “I think the American public have spoken on this. I think our First Amendment stands up and I think they should stop picking on Elon Musk,” he continued. “You know, Elon Musk has succeeded in many places. I’d bet on him more than government going after him. And I one thing I would say when we talked about accountability, we will no longer let government go after people simply because of their political views.”

    Just over a week ago, McCarthy vowed to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because she criticized Israel in the past.

    In 2019, McCarthy voted to strip Rep. Steve King (R-IA) from all committees over his political views defending white people and Western civilization.

    McCarthy is also a champion of anti-BDS laws which punish Americans for boycotting the foreign state of Israel and blatantly violate the First Amendment.

    Despite McCarthy’s claim that the GOP “will no longer let government go after people simply because of their political views,” the truth is he’s eager to use state power to punish Americans for their political views, place them on blacklists and ban them from the political process if they dare to criticize Israel!

    This post originally appeared at Information Liberation

    Continue Reading

    Trending