FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday shilled the nonsense concept that Antifa is an idea that isn’t made up of organized people.
But that wasn’t the only thing he shilled on Thursday.
The alleged paranoid maniac also promoted the stupid Russia hoax, claiming that Russian agents are once again hacking the election to secure Donald Trump’s presidency.
FBI Director Chris Wray on Thursday told Congress the bureau has seen “very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020,” primarily to “denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as kind of an anti-Russian establishment.”
Why it matters: It confirms previous statements from various intelligence officials about Russia’s interference activities, which continue with less than 50 days until the election.
The efforts have been through proxies on social media and have aimed to “sow divisiveness and discord,” Wray said.
Yes, but: Unlike in 2016, the Russians have not targeted election infrastructure, according to Wray.
What they’re saying: Wray said that his biggest concern related to election security is the “steady drumbeat of misinformation and sort of amplification of smaller cyber intrusions” that could sow distrust in the results of the election.
The FBI director called for trust in the electoral process, but said he fears “people will take on a feeling of futility because of all of the noise and confusion that’s generated, and that’s a very hard problem to combat.”
On Thursday evening, President Trump responded to Wray’s testimony, tweeting: “But Chris, you don’t see any activity from China, even though it is a FAR greater threat than Russia, Russia, Russia. They will both, plus others, be able to interfere in our 2020 Election without totally vulnerable Unsolicited (Counterfeit?) Ballot Scam.
That tweet was of course marked by Twitter staff as being a lie.
This is just nutty, all of it.
It is just unfathomable that we had that three year long debacle, where the last FBI director, James Comey, was caught in a conspiracy to hoax a Russian conspiracy, and now, four years later, the new FBI director is out there doing the exact same thing.
And the media response is not to call him out as a liar, not to say, “bro, we’ve already seen this hoax before” – no! The media’s response is to get really, really concerned!
This is deranged! It’s sick!
What is going on!
If Christopher Wray was legitimately just a paranoid lunatic, surely he wouldn’t have simply shrugged off the Antifa issue…!
He’s a liar and he’s involved in a conspiracy to undermine the United States!
The FBI and Justice Department must be investigated!