“Current and former FBI agents told The Washington Times that the perceived White supremacist threat is overblown by the administration. They said top bureau officials are pressuring FBI agents to create domestic terrorist cases and tag people as White supremacists to meet internal metrics.

‘The demand for White supremacy’ coming from FBI headquarters ‘vastly outstrips the supply of White supremacy,’ said one agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. ‘We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find.”

“We are sort of the lapdogs as the actual agents doing these sorts of investigations, trying to find a crime to fit otherwise First Amendment-protected activities,’ he said. ‘If they have a Gadsden flag and they own guns and they are mean at school board meetings, that’s probably a domestic terrorist.”