Catherine Herridge from CBS News posted on Twitter about a series of emails from July about the violence in Portland Oregon, that had been leaked to CBS news from the Department of Homeland Security, that showed President Donald J. Trump was right to call Antifa an organized group.
“#Whistleblower#PortlandProtest Breaking: According to this @DHSgov internal email, obtained @CBSNews, former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis Brian Murphy wrote colleagues on July 25th that the Portland violence was not “opportunistic” but “organized”,” Herridge posted.
“The individuals are violently attacking the Federal facilities based on these ideologies,” one email read.
Herridge said that one email read: “We can’t say any longer that this violent situation is opportunistic. Additionally, we have overwhelmingly(sic) intelligence regarding the ideologies driving individuals toward violence + why the violence has continued. A core set of Threat actors are organized and show up night after night, and share common TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures)..”
“Threat actors who are motivated by Anarchists or ANTIFA (or a combination of both) ideologies to carry out acts of violence against State, Local and Federal authorities..” Herridge posted.
These emails are an important development in the national conversation about how President Donald J. Trump and law enforcement should handle the violent uprisings that have plagued many American towns and cites.
“Confirming what we suspected and knew all along: Antifa is an organized movement to carry out acts of violence against state, local, and federal authorities,” Independent reporter Ian Miles Cheong, wrote.
It is especially important in understand the origins of the violence Americans face just 50 days from the next Presidential election.
The millennial post reported, “Murphy urged for an immediate change of definitions for the violent activity in Portland following a review of the individuals arrested by federal authorities, as well as intelligence surrounding their affiliations and activities.
Oddly, The discovery came from emails that were obtained in response to Democrat Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who claimed, last week, that based on Murphy’s claims the administration of Donald J. Trump was censoring information for political purposes.
Mondays email discovery proves that was not true.
Herridge posted the same.
The emails were clear about the ways in which Antifa operated on the ground and on social media.
“I recognize we may not be able to attribute every individual as VAAI however we need to look at the totality of the intelligence both current and previous and recognize the motivation for the violence and why people have shown up to commit violence for about 60 days. And why the individuals are using social media to encourage the VAAI on the ground to carry out acts of violence,” one email said.
“The nightly riots in Portland numbered at sixty days when the email was composed. Rioting has shifted from Portland to other cities with some of the same actors, including Washington DC, Seattle, and Kenosha—violence of which was spurred largely by pro-Antifa advocates on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter,” wrote Andy Ngo, who has studied Antifa, in great detail.
“Anyone on the ground in Portland who isn’t sympathetic to or part antifa can see how organized & well-funded the BLM-antifa rioting has been. Pulling back curtain shows organized communications & crowdfunding schemes + dedicated riot & auxiliary roles,” Ngo posted Monday night.