Politico reported last week that the Department of Homeland Security is looking at monitoring travel of so-called 'domestic extremists' and also unconstitutionally restricting travel for said individuals by adding them to the FBI's "No Fly List" that, up to now, had been reserved solely for foreign terrorist suspects.
Law enforcement sources told the outlet that the additional monitoring would be part of the Biden regime's mounting war on conservatives, patriots, and pro-Trump voters by treating them as national security threats rather than fellow citizens.
"They're also part of broader conversations in government about how to use tools developed for the Global War on Terror to combat domestic extremism. And, if past is prologue, the approach could prove politically contentious," Politico reported.
The site added:
The department could begin analyzing the travel patterns of suspected domestic extremists, monitor flights they book on short notice and search their luggage for weapons, a senior law enforcement official told POLITICO. There have also been discussions about putting suspected domestic violent extremists — a category that includes white supremacists — on the FBI’s No Fly List, the official said. When suspected extremists travel internationally, officials may be more likely to question them before they pass through customs and to search their phones and laptops.
A second law enforcement official told POLITICO that conversations about monitoring domestic extremists’ travel have involved multiple federal agencies at the interagency level, including the FBI.
“Domestic violent extremism poses the most lethal, persistent terrorism-related threat to our homeland today," said a DHS spokesperson after the agency was asked to comment. "DHS is committed to improving security and is reviewing options for enhancing screening and vetting protocols and travel pattern analyses, consistent with privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.”
Meanwhile, Politico reported that the FBI did not provide any comment, which leaves the distinct impression that yeah, the bureau is going to continue allowing itself to remain politicized, especially now that another authoritarian-minded Democratic regime is back in power.
DHS officials are said to be focused on international travel tied to ideologically motivated actions such as the Capitol riot (Politico, like all left-wing news sites, incorrectly deemed the Jan. 6 incident an "insurrection," which it clearly was not), according to one source.
"An unclassified U.S. intelligence assessment released earlier this month highlighted the intelligence community’s interest in domestic extremists’ international travel," Politico reported.
Republicans are incensed, as they should be, because they know what the Biden regime is doing: Falsely blaming all Trump supporters for the stupidity of a few who stormed the Capitol, and using that as justification for destroying our remaining civil liberties. (Related: Media-generated racial hatred toward white men fuels riots and mass shootings.)
In a March 18 letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines led by House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, GOP members pointed out that the Biden regime's attempt to use a federal agency to track Americans domestically was a gross violation of the law (not to mention the Constitution).
" It is our view that your office, and the elements of the IC [intelligence community] for which you are responsible under the auspices of the National Security Act and National Intelligence Program, are subject to longstanding prohibitions against domestic activities," the letter states, according to the Washington Times. "We are alarmed by the lack of explanation provided by the authors to justify the … production of such a report."
According to the DNI, the report was drafted by the the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which was established to focus on foreign terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIS. Thus, the NCTC's involvement is a direct violation of the law.
Will Biden care?
Did Obama care when he was spying on Americans, including Donald Trump and his campaign?
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