FBI Director Christopher Wray says that the bureau’s internal guidelines prevented it from looking at social media posts announcing the planned attack on the Capitol. But the guidelines say nothing of the sort.
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The 32-page government-wide strategy to counter draws on the assessment of the government’s efforts to address domestic terrorism that President Biden ordered on his first day in office in the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
The Biden administration's forthcoming strategy for tackling domestic extremism will formalize major changes already set in motion over the past few months.
The report warns that lone offenders with easily with easily accessible weapons present the greatest terrorism threat to the United States.
On Wednesday, May 12, at 10 a.m., the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on domestic violent extremism. The committee will hear testimony from Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.
Hours of questioning and testimony enriched the factual record and offered insight into how lawmakers and security officials hope to fix the vulnerabilities that enabled the Jan. 6 attack.
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on state and local responses to counterterrorism.
On Mar. 17, 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released the U.S. intelligence community’s unclassified assessment of domestic violent extremism in the United States.
Testimony last week from former Capitol security officials raises important questions about the FBI’s performance of its own function.
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