Trump Admin Launches Investigation into 'Leaders of Antifa and Other Organizations'
Department of Homeland Security says feds are going after far-left agitator groups
President Donald Trump's administration has announced that federal law enforcement has launched an investigation into Antifa leaders and far-left group agitators suspected of being behind the nationwide rioting and unrest.
On Wednesday night, Acting Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf told Fox News that federal officials have opened cases up against leaders of Antifa and other organizations.
When asked by Fox News host Bret Baier who was behind the violent riots that are plaguing the nation’s inner cities, Wolf specifically named Antifa as a suspected driving force.
“I think, overall, what we have seen as far as taking place, sort of boots on the ground in these metropolitan areas, are the groups like Antifa or anarchists in general,” Wolf explained.
"And those are the types of people that we see," the DHS chief added.
"That’s the intel that we’re getting back, primarily moving these violent protests and these organizations in a certain way."
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"It usually occurs after nightfall," Wolf continued to explain.
"So, during the day, we usually see the nonviolent protests occurring."
"And then, when it gets to the night, we see the more violent protests starting to happen, criminals starting to take place, organized, loosely organized during the day to achieve a specific goal."
"I think what we’re seeing right now, it’s loosely organized within a metropolitan city," Wolf continued.
"Is it being organized across the country in an organized way?
"I don’t think that we see that yet," he stated.
"But, again, we’re continuing to analyze the intelligence and really getting the feedback from the state and local law enforcement officials in these individual cities," Wolf continued.
"So, we will continue to look at – we are partnering.
"We have a number of investigators at the department that are working with DOJ and working with FBI.
"We know that they have opened up a number of cases specifically targeting some of the leaders of Antifa and other organizations that are involved."
HHS Sec Chad Wolf says intel shows Antifa groups & anarchists are organizing to turn peaceful protests into violent riots. They're hiding homemade weapons, staging bricks & other supplies, to target law enforcement. NYPD just unveiled intel on brick staging, too. pic.twitter.com/oc25Xr7lv2— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 4, 2020