Homeland Security Is Quietly Tying Antifa to Foreign Powers - 2020-08-03
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence officials are targeting activists it considers "antifa" and attempting to tie them to a foreign power, according to a DHS intelligence report obtained exclusively by The Nation.
The intelligence report, titled "The Syrian Conflict and its Nexus to the U.S.-based Antifascist Movement," mentions several Americans, including a left-wing podcast host who traveled to Syria to fight ISIS. The report includes a readout of these individuals' personal information, including their Social Security numbers, home addresses, and social media accounts, much of the data generated by DHS's Tactical Terrorism Response Teams. As the intelligence report states, "ANTIFA is being analyzed under the 2019 DHS Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism (CT) and Targeted Violence."
Dated July 14, the document, marked for official use only and law enforcement sensitive, draws on a blend of publicly available information and state and federal law enforcement intelligence. It was provided to The Nation by a source who previously worked on DHS intelligence.