The presence of white power militants at the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month is the latest sign of how a violent fringe group committed to race war is exploiting the nation’s polarized politics, according to a University of Chicago analyst of paramilitary groups.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call to put Capitol rioters on no-fly lists echoes the groundswell of paranoia, anger and anxiety that followed 2001’s September 11 attack. But it could “entrench an error-prone and unconstitutional system” that discriminates against people of color, warns the ACLU.
Over 40 percent of the 183 domestic terrorism cases filed in 2020 were triggered by violence associated with last summer’s Portland, Ore., demonstrations over the George Floyd killing, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
The spread of the coronavirus — which has sidelined 10 percent of the agency’s core security team — is believed to be linked to a series of campaign rallies that President Donald Trump held in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
On the eve of the election, Trump adviser Stephen Miller outlined the administration’s tougher immigration plans for a second term, including stricter travel bans and work visa restrictions, limiting asylum grants, and “outlawing” the sanctuary policies adapted by many cities and counties.
The federal prosecutor ordered by Attorney General William Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of people whose names were redacted in intelligence documents finished his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing.
Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to former national security adviser Bolton’s publisher and literary agent, launching a criminal investigation into whether Bolton mishandled classified information.