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 report warns that lone offenders with easily with easily accessible weapons present the greatest terrorism threat to the United States.
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies will hold a hearing titled, "Violent Extremism and Domestic Terrorism in America: The Role and Response of DOJ." The subcommittee will hear testimony from Jill Sanborn, the assistant director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and Brad Wiegmann, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's National Security Division.
On Wednesday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a hearing on worldwide threats.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection, domestic terrorism, and other threats. The committee will hear testimony from Christopher Wray, director of the FBI.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:
This overview of the federal government’s powers to pursue domestic terrorists provides context for recent, renewed policy debates about how best to address this issue.
If convicted, the men face up to life in prison.