The FBI recently held a press conference to relay their findings from their investigation of the attempted mass assassination of GOP leaders.

Little was known about the attack at the time, but now FBI Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale announced at the Bureau’s findings at a press conference.

And what they made public will shock you.

The FBI has claimed this was not a potential terrorist attack on American soil — but the facts say otherwise.

In actuality, James T. Hodgkinson carefully planned the attempted assassination, and the FBI is trying to frame it as anything but a premeditated motivation of terrorism aimed at the Republican Party.

The Daily Caller reported:

The FBI is treating the attempted mass assassination of Republican lawmakers as “assault” and not terrorism, FBI Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale announced at a press conference Tuesday morning.

“At this time the FBI has assessed that the deceased shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, acted alone. We also assess that there was no nexus to terrorism. The FBI is investigating the shooting as an assault of a member of Congress and assault on a law enforcement officer,” Vale said.

Hodgkinson was a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter who frequently posted angry rhetoric on social media sites against the Republican Party.

He was also a member of the “Terminate the Republican Party” group, who reportedly celebrated his assassination attempts after the fact.

Hodgkinson carefully planned out the attack, and was even seen prowling at the site of the baseball game weeks prior. A list of six Republicans to target was found in his pocket once he was taken down by police.

A storage unit was later uncovered containing several hundred rounds of ammunition, yet the FBI is still claiming this was an act of anger and not terror.

USA Today reported:

Slater said the list of lawmakers, which included Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Trent Franks of Arizona, provided no context or immediate indication that the lawmakers were targets. A sketch of several Washington-area streets also found on the dead gunman was “not deemed to be of investigative significance,” Slater said.

A review of Hodgkinson’s laptop, cellphone and camera, which yielded photographs of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, Dirksen Senate Office Building and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, appeared to reflect the timeline of a typical tourist – not a man plotting mass murder.

Perhaps the most suspicious of his pre-attack activities was the attention he paid to a local storage unit he had rented in Alexandria, where investigators recovered more than 200 rounds of ammunition and additional components for the 7.62-caliber SKS rifle he wielded during the assault.

While it seems Hodgkinson clearly planned out the attack as one motivated by terror, the FBI is trying to downplay his actions, and gave some bizarre excuses for the attack.

The Federalist reported:

So what does the FBI decide this information means? Well, the takeaway of the briefing was characterized well by the Associated Press headline about it: “FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind.”

The Associated Press reported the FBI: believes the gunman “had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans,

“had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why,”
believes he may have just “happened upon” the baseball game the morning of June 14, and that the attack appeared “spontaneous,”
are unclear on the “context” of Hodgkinson’s note with six names of members of Congress,
does not believe that photographs of the baseball field or other sites “represented surveillance of intended targets,” and “painted a picture of a down-on-his-luck man with few future prospects.”

Do you think the FBI is trying to hide Hodgkinson’s actual motivations for his murderous rampage?

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