The Trump guys want the Dept. of Homeland Security to help them reintroduce a ban on 7 muslim countries by supplying an intelligence report pointing to those countries as terror risks…
It appears some in the agency have leaked that their people do NOT want to go along with the Trump’s guys view , which DHS facts do NOT support…
One would think Trump’s guys went to the Dept. of Homeland Security because they KNEW the Intelligence community wasn’t gonna go along from the jump….
The new Muslin Ban roll out has been stalled for more than a week…
A draft intelligence report compiled by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finds little evidence that citizens from the seven countries included in President Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat, according to The Associated Press.
The document, compiled by the agency’s intelligence unit, reportedly says citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” for terror threats within the U.S.
It also points notes that just a handful of people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Sudan have been linked to terrorist activity in the U.S. or participated in attacks.
The report undermines the rationale for Trump’s executive order, which he said was put in place to protect the country from terror threats.
The ban, which also halted the U.S. refugee program, has been on hold since early this month by order of a federal judge in Washington state. The White House is drafting a new order that it believes can pass legal muster, which Trump said Friday will be released in the coming days.
DHS spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told the AP the document is just a draft and is not a final assessment of the potential threat posed by people covered by the travel ban.
Trump had reportedly requested that the DHS, alongside the Justice Department, help it build its legal case in defense of the ban.
Former officials and intelligence policy experts have expressed dismay at the request, arguing that it amounts to politicization of intelligence. They say that the administration is asking the agency to cherry-pick intelligence to support a foregone conclusion — rather than following the intelligence where it leads them….
The report reveals that more than half the terror cases studied has people FROM the US as subjects…..
White House says a revised travel order is finished, but is delaying implementation to consult with federal agencies http://politi.co/2kVt7b6
…..excerp….”Regardless of what changes the White House makes in version 2.0 of the travel ban order, courts are likely to view it in the context of what happened the first time.
“The damage done by issuing the faulty order in the first place is going to continue,” Meyer said. “I don’t see them completely escaping it no matter what they do.”….
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