To say that the White House uses the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) like political puppets to push their own agenda would be an understatement. The New Yorker chronicled four DHS secretaries who were forced to resign by October 2019, and a fifth who resigned this January.
So when I heard about DHS counterterrorism chief John Cohen having a hard time containing his enthusiasm over Biden's new domestic terrorism law in a GW Program on Extremism webinar I knew it couldn't be good.
Ricardo Vazquez Garcia, from Homeland Security Today describes what happened.
Garcia does a great job of framing the Feds justification for creating a new War On Terror by targeting American citizens.
"A lot of progress was made by the U.S. government in dealing with the threat posed by foreign terrorist organizations and in particular dealing with the way those organizations operated, the way they recruited individuals, the way they communicated, the way they developed plans, the way they saw to introduce operatives into the domestic environment, the way they sought to recruit people here domestically," Cohen said.