DHS Struggles To Deal With Domestic Terror Under Trump

The Department of Homeland Security finds itself suddenly forced to catch up on combating domestic terrorism after focusing most of its efforts on border security under the Trump administration.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1242393

Let’s be honest here. Did anybody Nazi that coming?

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‘‘The White House was pushing the DHS to direct most of its resources to border security while at the same time rejecting the department’s requests to prioritize domestic terror threats, including violent white nationalism.’’

It’s called aiding and abetting criminals/murderers.

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Interesting that DHS would be caught short when you consider domestic violence has been the number one issue since Oklahoma City and before. It is hard to believe career folks would be so acceptable of Trump ideas that they dropped the ball… or is it purely a funding issue?

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Easiest first solution to domestic terrorism:

Ask the Inciter-In-Chief to STOP inciting, emboldening & spreading hatred, violence, conspiracy theories, white supremacy and stochastic terrorism!

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“These two shootings have caused a mad scramble where they are pulling every publication and book off the shelf in an attempt to figure out what they can do to address this problem,” a former DHS official told the Daily Beast.

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Thought the FBI gave a briefing on the domestic terrorism a few months ago. I guess it takes some time for DHS to ramp up.

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I don’t view that as a solution, given that we know how he’ll respond.

Osmosis

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Could it be–hard as it is to believe–that this maladministration is incompetent?

No! No! Say it ain’t so!

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You’d be scrambling too if you had already spent 85% of your budget to lock up Hillary Clinton.

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It’s a matter of career officials doing what they are told. Which is what they are supposed to do.

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Hmmmm.

A Trump-loving RW nutcase mows down 30 people in El Paso.

A 6-year-old immigrant child in a filthy cage on the border mows down…no one.

Gee, must be real, real hard to figure out the priorities on that one, eh, Mr. McAleenan? Asshole.

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I am sure Mr. McAleenan is one of the Good Germans.

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“These two shootings have caused a mad scramble where they are pulling every publication and book off the shelf … both of them!

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DHS is an astoundingly incompetent agency that should never have been created. Moving the Coast Guard there has demoralized it and left it without sufficient resources. Things that the FBI used to do pretty well now get done terribly by DHS. Justice didn’t do great on immigration, no one ever does, but was superb in comparison to DHS. It was the stupidest thing W did, and that’s saying something.

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What part of “violating his oath of office” do Donnie’s deplorable supporters not understand??

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