How the ‘Terrorist’ Label Expanded to Include Everyday Americans—Former Undercover FBI Agent

Brendon Fallon
By Brendon Fallon
June 16, 2022Wide Angle

“[When we] heard the director of the FBI testifying a couple of years ago that the major threat now from domestic terrorism came from white supremacist groups, I think we were all pretty surprised, because … it seems like much of the violent, organized, terrorist-type activity is coming from groups, such as Antifa and others … more associated with [the] left wing.”

Former undercover agent Marc Ruskin worked on white supremacist cases during his 27-year tenure in the FBI. He gives his take on how this very dark and severe label has expanded from denoting extremist groups, like the Aryan Nations, to include everyday Americans.

Ruskin offers insight into what may be happening behind the scenes in the FBI as it presents increasingly as a weaponized instrument of partisan politics.








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