Can You Trust Trump to Use Domestic Terrorism Resources to Go After White Supremacists?

If you think Donald Trump coddles white supremacists, would you trust his Department of Justice to go after white supremacist violence?

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) seems to.

The same SPLC that has warned of a Trump advisor downplaying white supremacist violence, the same SPLC that says the president is responsible for a resurgence in white supremacism, is pushing the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, a bill sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Mich.) that would provide more resources for the FBI to investigate domestic terror. The bill’s introductory findings refer to a spate of right-wing violence, but by and large the provisions themselves are up to the FBI to interpret.

The FBI, meanwhile, seems far more likely to go after “black identity extremists” (BIEs), a term it created this year to cover what it perceives as politically motivated anti-police violence by African Americans.

“The problem isn’t that the FBI


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