Jim Hoft raises the alarm that those who support President Donald J. Trump and his America First agenda run the risk of being drawn into conversations with federal agents who may not be looking to protect their right to free speech but may instead be looking to portray MAGA and Conservatives as radicals.
Hoft published an article on Saturday titled “EXCLUSIVE: Chris Wray Put FBI on High Alert After Scouring Gateway Pundit and Flagging 1 Comment Out of 35,000 Daily Comments Following Mar-a-Lago Raid.”
And to make matters worse, Hoft’s Monday warning comes at a time when Americans can see the Democrat Joe Biden administration’s escalation in labeling Americans as extremists and practically hunting average Americans who do simple things like post their reactions to news stories in the belief that they are protected by their 1st Amendment rights.
“Be alert – Be aware! Do not engage the Feds in the threads,” Hoft said on Monday.
With their warning coming the day after US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told MSNBC on Sunday that domestic radicals now pose a greater threat than foreign terrorists, The Gateway Pundit has credibility.
Yes, according to Democrats, Americans are terrorists. In an Axios article, where Hoft makes his statement, look at the setting:
In his interview with MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart, Mayorkas said, “Back when 9/11 occurred, in those years we were very focused on the foreign terrorist, the individual who sought to do a severe harm to enter the United States and do us harm.”
It’s then evolved, we began to be more and more concerned about the individuals already resident in the United States radicalized by a foreign terrorist ideology,” Mayorkas stated.
He continued, “Now we are seeing are seeing an emerging threat … over the last several years of the domestic violent extremist.”
“The individual here in the United States radicalized to violence by a foreign terrorist ideology, but also an ideology of hate, anti-government sentiment, false narratives propagated on online platforms, even personal grievances.”
The broad picture: Following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol uprising, Mayorkas promised to enhance combating domestic violent extremism a “National Priority Area” and revealed last year that the DHS was allocating $77 million to state and local authorities to address the growing issue.
After the DOJ and FBI revealed that the threat of and investigations into acts of domestic terrorism had increased since 2020, the Department of Justice established a unit to look into such crimes early this year.
The idea that the government is searching for people in online communities where MAGA congregates is therefore absurd.
In a recent post, Hoft stated that his news organization had looked into legal records and found evidence that the federal government was looking through its own big and crowded comments area and tagged comments in order to potentially profit from them.
Of course, after reporting all of the corruption of how the Feds have operated over the past six years, Hoft and the other members of Gateway Pundit are aware of the consequences of being observed by federal officials themselves.
From the article by Hoft:
Over the weekend, The Gateway Pundit learned that the FBI was scouring our website and comment threads. Following the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago, the FBI feared retribution from the American public for their ongoing partisan attacks on President Trump.
Americans were outraged to see their premier law enforcement agency once again used as the paramilitary force of the Democrat Party.
Following the raid, the FBI was placed on high alert due to planned protests at its headquarters, according to Bloomberg’s Jason Leopold:
Following the FBI’s investigation of the former president Trump’s Florida mansion, Leopold tweeted, “NEW via my FOIA: Federal law enforcement officers scoured social media to identify threats to FBI buildings and agents and issued internal warnings about possibly armed protests in the days after the FBI searched former President Trump’s Florida estate.”
Hoft says that the FBI may have been searching for those who were preparing such plans for assaults against The Gateway Pundit:
With a screenshot, Hoft stated, “The FBI was scouring the comments at The Gateway Pundit, other conservative websites, and social media.”
This piece from The Gateway Pundit was flagged by the FBI:
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“The protest was organized by Special Ops Veteran Adam Hardage, who said he sees his current mission clear as day; Defending America against Tyranny.
TGP later updated the report that the protest was canceled due to the possibility of bad actors and unpredictable actions of law enforcement agencies.
The article received hundreds of responses from patriots, 892 people in total. CONTINUE READING…