FBI Agents Are Reluctant to Pursue White Nationalist
FBI agents are reluctant to pursue white nationalist extremists because they don’t want to target Trump’s base, former counterterrorism official says
FBI agents are hesitant to investigate white nationalist extremists because they don’t want to be seen as pursuing investigations against President Donald Trump’s base, a former FBI counterterrorism agent told The Washington Post.
The former agent, Dave Gomez, said he believes that FBI Director Christopher Wray “is an honorable man, but I think in many ways the FBI is hamstrung in trying to investigate the white supremacist movement like the old FBI would.”
“There’s some reluctance among agents to bring forth an investigation that targets what the president perceives as his base,” Gomez said. “It’s a no-win situation for the FBI agent or supervisor.”