White House chief of staff John Kelly, who led the Department of Homeland Security before being tapped for his new job, reportedly has raised red flags about Texas Rep. Mike McCaul’s stance on immigration, which has at times diverged from that of President Trump.
Since the 9/11 attacks, federal authorities have focused most of their attention on foreign “Jihadi terrorism.” That’s left policymakers poorly equipped to understand the threat posed by non-Jihadi American extremist groups and individuals, says a Congressional Research Service study.
Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security under former President George W. Bush, contends that President Trump’s request for voter data could pose a threat to national security, noting the recent attempts by hackers to steal the data.
A survey conducted by the John Jay College Center on Terrorism found that only 38% of all respondents “expressed familiarity with the general idea that climate change could multiply global threats such as political violence or mass migrations, or act as a catalyst for conflict.”
Milwaukee County’s sheriff made national headlines after announcing he was in line for a senior position at the Department of Homeland Security. But his management of the county jail, which led to contempt of court charges in 2006, also deserves national attention.
Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has said he will be joining Donald Trump’s administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his 2013 master’s thesis on U.S. security.