Leaked DHS Email: ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Portland Violence Is ‘Organized’ By ‘Antifa’

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An internal email from the former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis Brian Murphy was leaked to CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge late Monday and stated that the violence in Portland was not “opportunistic” but “organized” by “Anarchists or Antifa.”

“We have overwhelming intelligence regarding the ideologies driving individuals towards violence and why the violence has continued,” Murphy wrote. “A core set of threat actors are organized, show up night after night, share common TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] and drawing on like minded individuals to their cause.”

“I recognize we may not be able to attribute every individual as VAAI [Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired], however, we need to look at the totality of the intelligence both current and previous and recognize the motivation for the violence and why people have shown up to commit violence for about 60 days and why individuals are using social media to encourage the VAAI on the ground to carry out acts of violence,” Murphy continued.

Murphy added. “Threat actors who are motivated by Anarchist or ANTIFA (or a combination of both) ideologies to carry out acts of violence against State, Local, and Federal authorities and infrastructure they believe represent authority or represent political and social ideologies they reject.”