The FBI has been classifying the Proud Boys as an extremist group since at least this past summer, according to a law enforcement official in Washington state.
“The FBI categorizes the Proud Boys to be an extremist group with ties to white nationalism,” wrote Commander Michael McCabe, author of the document that was completed Aug. 10.
McCabe, who runs internal affairs, training, background investigation and courthouse security for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Vancouver, Wash., confirmed the document’s authenticity to The Guardian in an article published Monday.
He also told the British newspaper that the FBI’s classification of the Proud Boys as an extremist group was revealed to him in an Aug. 2 briefing by the FBI. – READ MORE