FBI Director Christopher Wray is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing on the January 6th insurrection and domestic terrorism threats.
"Unfortunately, the FBI appears to have taken steps in recent years that minimize the threat of white supremacist and far-right violence, a grave concern that some of us have raised with you on numerous occasions in recent years," said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and several Democratic members in a joint statement.
"Additional reporting suggests that the FBI, at the behest of Trump appointees, diverted resources to investigate left-wing movements at the expense of adequately addressing the threat of violence by white supremacists and other right-wing extremists," they added. "These reports raise serious concerns about whether the FBI is allocating law enforcement and intelligence resources in a manner that reflects the scale of the threat posed by violent white supremacists, whom DHS has called 'the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland.'"
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Watch live video below:
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