CNN’s Evan Perez Downplays Antifa Riots Over the Summer: ‘The Bigger Problem Has Been Right-Wing Extremism’

‘the attorney general and the FBI director were both somewhat obsessed with this idea that antifa, the anti-fascist groups that were fighting on the streets’

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PEREZ: “And, John, I mean, that is -- that is back when the -- the attorney general and the FBI director were both somewhat obsessed with this idea that Antifa, the anti-fascist groups that were fighting on the streets here in Washington and in other cities were the big problem for law enforcement. Obviously, in those arrests that we saw over the summer and just in -- obviously in recent days, the bigger problem has been right-wing extremism and the silence from those officials has certainly got our -- got our attention. There is a lot of work that is being done right now by the FBI, by the prosecutors, to try to bring some of these people to justice, and one of their top focuses, John, is the concern about some of the -- the coordination and whether or not — how much planning there was, you know, because you saw people with zip ties and so on showing up there, so we expect that these arrests are going to be in the hundreds, as you pointed out, and it’s going to be going on for a while.”
 

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