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House Homeland Security Committee asks for more information about extremist involvement in protests

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2020
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The House Homeland Security Committee requested in a letter released Monday that administration officials provide more information about alleged extremist involvement in protests over George Floyd’s death.

The Democratic members of the committee addressed the letter, dated for Tuesday, to FBI Director Christopher Wray and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf.

The committee, led by Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), wrote that it has “serious concerns” about the “Constitutional implications” of officials’ statements that left-wing and right-wing extremists are instigating violence at Floyd protests.

“We also seek to understand the...

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