According to a Politico report, The FBI labeled Antfia as early as April 2016.
Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as “antifa” had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO.
Since well before the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, DHS has been issuing warnings about the growing likelihood of lethal violence between the left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacist and nationalist groups.
Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.
This new report should have the media and deep state eating their words. After Charlottesville Trump called out both sides. This led to many in the media freaking out and many politicians attacking him. Since then Trump has only been proven correct.
Here are some of the responses:
“Today’s statements by President Trump at his press conference were disappointing and a failure of leadership, which starts at the top, with him. I hope the President will focus on bringing people together and to challenge hate in the strongest unequivocal terms moving forward. There is no home for hate here in Virginia or America.”- Virgina Congressman Scott Taylor(R)
We can’t claim to be the party of Lincoln if we equivocate in condemning white supremacy
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) August 16, 2017
There is no defense or justification for evil in the form of white supremacists and Nazis. None.
— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) August 16, 2017
There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 16, 2017
Our words must not create confusion. The supremacy of any race is abhorrent, unAmerican & should be condemned by everyone. Full stop.
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) August 16, 2017
No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) August 16, 2017
When it comes to white supremacists & neo-nazis, there can be no equivocating: they’re propagators of hate and bigotry. Period.
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) August 15, 2017
Let’s get real. pic.twitter.com/vM8gJ8lWrc
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 15, 2017
We must speak out clearly against the hatred, racism and white supremacists who descended upon #Charlottesville.
— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) August 15, 2017
I don’t understand what’s so hard about this. White supremacists and Neo-Nazis are evil and shouldn’t be defended.
— Steve Stivers (@RepSteveStivers) August 15, 2017
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 15, 2017
Mr. President, there were not “very fine people” on the NeoNazi, white supremacist side; only haters. Grateful DOJ understands this. https://t.co/MDmYPcUP5h
— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) August 15, 2017
This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them.
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) August 15, 2017
We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 15, 2017
GOP Rep. Will Hurd to President Trump: “Apologize … Racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism of any form is unacceptable” https://t.co/fXX8j6DDid
— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2017
The organizers of events which inspired & led to #charlottesvilleterroristattack are 100% to blame for a number of reasons. 1/6
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 15, 2017
Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 12, 2017
Blaming “both sides” for #Charlottesville?! No. Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no.
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) August 15, 2017
The terrorists who struck fear in the hearts of patriots around this country over the weekend are not “fine people” https://t.co/spXp0W22mi
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) August 16, 2017
“Once again Trump leaves me outraged & disgusted. He betrays the office & the people he has sworn to serve. #SickAndTiredOfBeingSickAndTired”- Corey Booker New Jersey Senator(D)
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) August 16, 2017
Those of us elected to serve have a great responsibility to show leadership in trying times. @POTUS‘ failure to do so is beyond shameful
— Senator Tom Carper (@SenatorCarper) August 15, 2017
The President blames ‘many sides’ but he should know that white supremacists & neo-nazis sow hate & violence and are wrong. It’s that simple
— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) August 15, 2017
Must explicitly condemn hateful, racist white supremacists who violently attacked & intimidated in #Charlottesville. No other way around it.
— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) August 15, 2017
This shouldn’t be hard. Condemn hate. Condemn neo Nazis and white supremicists. Condemn domestic terrorism. Period.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 15, 2017
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) August 15, 2017
POTUS can stand with the country against hate, or he can embrace and exploit hate. Cannot do both. Disgraceful. https://t.co/o5Ol2oqNUQ
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) August 15, 2017
There are no ‘fine people’ anywhere carrying swastikas and wearing Klansman robes. https://t.co/r7P2SKYbc8
— Senator Chris Coons (@ChrisCoons) August 15, 2017
— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) August 15, 2017
FYI, after today, White House staff have effectively been folded into the white supremacy propaganda operation. Your choice – stay or go.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 15, 2017
— Rep. Bobby Scott (@BobbyScott) August 15, 2017
There’s no debate, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists are on the wrong side. It’s disgraceful for @realDonaldTrump to suggest otherwise.
— Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) August 15, 2017
There is no defending white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK.
— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) August 15, 2017
— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 15, 2017
President Trump, this moment demands moral clarity, not appeasement of neo-Nazis and white supremacists. The alt-right is all wrong.
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) August 15, 2017
Trump’s repugnant comments mark a complete abdication of any semblance of moral leadership.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 15, 2017
Trump just repeated his previous views of the moral equivalence of white supremacists and civil rights protesters in #Charlottesville.
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) August 15, 2017
Off prompter and in his own words, the president gives comfort to white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Absolutely horrifying.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) August 15, 2017
There is only one side. White supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazis, & hate groups have no place in our country. The President needs to say that.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) August 15, 2017
Great and good American presidents seek to unite not divide. Donald Trump’s remarks clearly show he is not one of them.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 15, 2017
Did you really just compare neo-Nazis & white supremacists to the other side? @realDonaldTrump, there is one evil side here.
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) August 15, 2017
Wow, what a disgrace. There is only one side. No one, especially not the leader of the free world, should ever tolerate violent racists.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 15, 2017
Charlottesville violence was fueled by one side: white supremacists spreading racism, intolerance & intimidation. Those are the facts.
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) August 15, 2017
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 15, 2017
There is only one side that brought brutality, nazi flags, and swastikas to Charlottesville. https://t.co/Zh2M0uKt29
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) August 15, 2017
When it comes to Nazism, white supremacy & domestic terrorism, the only sides are good vs. evil. @realdonaldtrump, which side are you on?
— Sen. Maggie Hassan (@SenatorHassan) August 15, 2017
The President of the United States just defended neo-Nazis and blamed those who condemn their racism and hate. This is sick.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) August 15, 2017
The President of the United States just went on TV & defended ppl attending a white supremacist rally of neoNazis & klansmen.
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) August 15, 2017
Trump fails test again. There is no ambiguity here, Mr. President. Neo-Nazis, alt-right, white supremacists are BAD.
— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) August 15, 2017
Mr. President, for the good of the country, stop defending the actions of white supremacists in #Charlottesville.
— Senator Jack Reed (@SenJackReed) August 15, 2017
It’s a sad day in American history when the President of the United States defends white supremacists.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) August 15, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump yet again, you stood up for neo-Nazis and white supremacists today. Yet again, you’ve failed to live up to your office.
— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) August 15, 2017
There are not ‘many sides’ to blame for #Charlottesville. There is right and wrong. White nationalism, hatred and bigotry are wrong. -SB
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) August 15, 2017
Brian Schatz D HAWAII SENATOR
As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment. This is not my President.
No words. https://t.co/pCSYUE5iZN
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) August 15, 2017
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there are not “many sides” to this. pic.twitter.com/AosWtqVt3k
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) August 15, 2017
Don Beyer D
In an unhinged press conference, Donald Trump just defended the Charlottesville rally, the alt-right, and Confederate statues. And now we’re back to where we were Saturday: “there’s blame on both sides.” Just incredible.
Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)
issued this statement following President Trump’s comments that confirm his belief that both sides are to blame for the horror in Charlottesville:
“The President’s attempt to equate those who hate with those who oppose hate is outrageous. This afternoon, Mr. Trump’s true colors revealed that Saturday’s appalling rhetoric truly was a wink and nod to the white supremacist groups that represent the real Donald J. Trump. As I said this morning, our President seems more like the president of the ‘alt-right.’
“This President has abrogated his moral authority as president. In the aftermath of senseless violence and the subsequent loss of life, we need a compassionate convener, who demonstrates with words and actions the best of who we are as Americans. His remarks on Saturday and again today added more chaos, bigotry, racism, and anti-Semitism into an already volatile moment, providing a dangerous foreshadowing of the direction of our country.
“Mr. President, here’s a hint. When David Duke is thanking you, you’re on the wrong side.”
The Palmieri Report demands that every politician shown above apologizes to Donald Trump and the American people. After Charlottesville, they called our President a racist, they called us racisit. At the same time they defended a terror group Antfia whose goal is to destroy America as we know it.