a hearing on global terrorism threats, Director Christopher Wray said
they are not investigating the ideology as a whole, but rather
individuals for their criminal actions.
Director Christopher Wray, responding to questions from Rep. Scott
Perry (R-PA) at a House Homeland Security hearing on global terrorism
threats on Thursday, told the committee that the FBI is investigating
Antifa-linked individuals for criminal activity.
pointed out that Antifa factored in “inciting riots” across the
country, probably referring to their violent actions during President
Trump’s inauguration and on college campuses.
do have a very active domestic terrorism program,” Wray responded,
hinting that Antifa-aligned individuals could be engaged in terrorist
conduct. “[W]e’re not investigating ‘Antifa’ as ‘Antifa’ – that’s an
ideology and we don’t investigate ideologies.”
are investigating a number of what we would call anarchist-extremist
investigations,” he added, saying there are entities looking to commit
violence “on kind of an Antifa ideology.”
also told Perry that the FBI is investigating the funding going to
Antifa groups that are pursuing violence.
September, it surfaced that the FBI
placed Antifa-linked groups on its terror
watch lists, according to Politico.