Nineteen years after al Qaeda attacked the US, the terrorist threat to the United States “has changed and it has been marfed for years,” Acting Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf told “Special Report” on Friday .
“From a threat perspective, we still see many traditional threats in the 9/11 battle,” Wolf told host Brett Barrer. “[We see in] Some of the anti-terror terrorist organizations which are still definitely a threat to the motherland, but we see a domestic threat in the country as well as in the last several years.
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“The threat has changed and it has changed over the years, but we continue to work in the department to face all the threats,” Wolf said.
Baird said that in February, FBI Director Chris Ray confirmed that the FBI was engaged in active domestic terrorism investigations in all 50 states.
“The lonely, homegrown criminal who is going to commit some kind of incident here in the motherland is definitely a concern for the department,” Wolf agreed. “That is the danger we are focused on today.
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“As you have seen over the years, most attacks on the homeland have come from small cells of lone criminals or individuals,” he said. “And that’s where the focus happens and again, we do all the threats on the department, so when we focus on one, we definitely focus on a wider range of threats based on homeland.”
Wolf also responded to a whistleblower complaint filed earlier this week alleging that the department suppressed reports about Russian election interference, calling it “completely inaccurate” and “a fabrication”.
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“We are very clear about Russia’s interference in our elections …” Wolf said. “We have produced over 227 different reports in the last 12 months, I believe there are three alone in the month of August. We provided more than 40 different briefings, in-person briefings, to members of Congress. .. about Russian interference in our elections. I have talked about it in media appearances like this, I have spoken about it in congressional testimony and I have also talked about it in my home state address this week. I have spoken
“We are very clear about making sure we call Russia,” he concludes. “The administration is very clear on this.”