by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
With the vast expansion of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, you can bet that there are a lot of agents twiddling their thumbs and trying to figure out something to do with themselves, conscious that only political work, not hard-slog investigation, gets rewarded.
So this came out from Newsweek:
“The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter: Donald Trump’s army of MAGA followers.”
“The challenge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary federal agency charged with law enforcement, is to pursue and prevent what it calls domestic terrorism without direct reference to political parties or affiliations—even though the vast majority of its current “anti-government” investigations are of Trump supporters, according to classified data obtained by Newsweek.” …
…. The idea that MAGA discontents — having seen and experienced the judicial abuses against the January 6 protestors, including long imprisonment without trial, draconian sentences, abusive guards, zero medical care, and other third-world style “justice” — would try the same foolish crowd- and-rally tactics to protest an electoral outcome, is nonsense. Nobody is going to do that given what could happen to them. The feds went after even innocent old grandmothers who were led into the Capitol by Capitol Police on January 6 and ended up with long prison terms. …
… If the bureau were serious, they’d watch groups like antifa and Black Lives Matter, or whoever the successor of that group is. They got away with riots once, with zero consequences, they know they can get away with them again, particularly if they lose an election and President Trump wins.