Remember when Trump disbanded DHS’ domestic terror intelligence unit?

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Not sure why I’m dredging up this story from April, but here goes.

Way back in spring, several news outlets reported that the Department of Homeland Security had disbanded a group of analysts who’d been tasked with curtailing domestic terrorism. Because it’s obviously not a problem, apparently. That said, several DHS officials, past and president, were concerned about the move, given the growing threat.

The Daily Beast:

In the wake of this move, officials said the number of analytic reports produced by DHS about domestic terrorism, including the threat from white supremacists, has dropped significantly. People in and close to the department said this has generated significant concern at headquarters.

“It’s especially problematic given the growth in right-wing extremism and domestic terrorism we are seeing in the U.S. and abroad,” one former intelligence official told The Daily Beast.

The group in question was a branch of analysts in DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). They focused on the threat from homegrown violent extremists and domestic terrorists. The analysts there shared information with state and local law enforcement to help them protect their communities from these threats.

You reap what you sow. Or I should say, you reap what Donald Trump sows … day after day after day after day.

Truly deplorable.

 

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Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

… Of course , he’s dismantling the government we’ve had in place for over 200 years .
.. That’s what Putin ordered him to do , and told him ,how to do it .
…He’s the new “Rasputin “ , But compromised by Putin. How can anyone not see this . He’s become a (wrecking ball) to our government, with no notion of what to replace it with . He’s now aided by McConnell, and together, they are killing our Democracy.

Dee
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Why do you think his administration is so understaffed? It’s easier for things to get lost or even unnoticed

MRC
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Maybe he wanted to create an opportunity for these radical groups to operate with less chance of getting caught…the more Choas he creates and or war(s) -i.e. IRAN, the better the chance for him to inoke emergency powers leading to greater control of government by a few and as we all now when wars are declared a boost in the polls – ideally right around election tim

Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

Hate to encourage “conspiracy” theories but trumpers behavior is very bizarre-not just consistent with established norms but truly bizarre-hope these ideas have occurred to law enforcement like the FBI although they are regularly NOT allowed to do their jobs it seems….