FBI: There's no evidence “indicating Antifa involvement” like the president claims
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found that there was "no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the Washington D.C. area protests that President Trump has denounced.
Trump designated "Antifa" a terrorist organization on May 31st and is largely blaming them for the rioting/looting. This is concerning because even the FBI can't find the domestic, unorganized group responsible.
The finding came from an internal report from the FBI's Washington Field Office and was obtained first by The Nation.
The FBI claims the report was based on "CHS [Confidential Human Source] canvassing, open source/social media partner engagement, and a liaison."
While the investigation did note violent acts occurring, it could not connect them specifically to Antifa.
Trump still insists they are behind the rioting, though: "It's ANTIFA and the Radical Left," he tweeted over the weekend. "Don't lay the blame on others!"
Interestingly, the FBI did find evidence of a far-right group contributing to the violence: They have "called for far-right provocateurs to attack federal agents" and "use automatic weapons against protesters." The group's name is being redacted because there is still an ongoing investigation into them.