Why A Continuing Resolution Puts America on a Suboptimal Path
There's One Figure in WaPo/ABC News' Poll on Biden That's a Potential Election...
Photos: Texas National Guards Defends Southern Border From Illegal Immigrants
Joe Biden Hates You (Hate Him Back)
Biden-Migration: More Aliens Than 32 States
The Democrats Will Never Do That in America!
A Quick Bible Study Vol. 184: Psalm 27 - For Those Who Need...
The Irony of Democrat Bob Menendez Indictment On Bribery Charges
Democrats Demand Joe Biden to be Given Credit For a ‘Successful’ Economy
Zelensky Cozy Ups With the World’s Richest Elites After Begging the U.S. for...
McCarthy Backtracks on Promise to Strip Ukraine Funding from Spending Bill
What’s the Matter with Latin America, and the Media?
Why We'll 'Definitely' Be Talking About Trump's Heartbeat Comments for Months
The Message of Deion Sanders
My Loyalty Is to the Lord, Not to a Political Candidate or Party

Sessions Confirms: What Happened in Charlottesville is Considered an Act of Terrorism Under DOJ Statute

The Department of Justice has officially opened a civil rights investigation into the violence carried out in Charlottesville over the weekend. One man, a self-described admirer of Hitler, is facing murder charges after one woman was killed and 19 others were injured after he rammed his car into a crowd. 


During an interview with ABC News Monday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed those actions are considered an act of domestic terrorism under DOJ statute. Sessions also said FBI agents are working to investigate civil rights and terrorism violations. 

"It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute," Sessions said. "You can be sure we will charge and advance the investigation towards the most serious charges that can be brought, because this is unequivocally an unacceptable, evil attack that cannot be accepted in America. That is absolutely a factor we are looking at."

The Attorney General was at the White House Monday afternoon meeting with President Trump and FBI Christopher Wray about the case. 


"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs. Including the KKK, nao-nazis, and white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," the President said after the meeting. "To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered."

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos