"The greatest terrorism threat to the Homeland we face today is posed by lone offenders, often radicalized online," the report says.
The two "Boojahideen" who pleaded guilty were actually negotiating with an FBI informant, and eventually, an undercover FBI agent.
Seth Pendley, 28, tried to buy explosives on Thursday to blow up data centers, according to court filings. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden’s attorney-general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism was “more dangerous” now than it was in the 1990s. The Capitol insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
Merrick Garland said at his confirmation hearing that he would "supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol."
Democratic and Republican lawmakers are asking for extra security. More than 30 House lawmakers asked if they can use their allowance money for it. In a letter to leadership, they said Capitol Police cannot adequately protect all of them. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Members of the US […]
President Joe Biden on Friday said several intelligence departments would be working together to assess domestic terrorism. There have been calls to expand state security in light of the January 6 Capitol siege. However, those efforts face some legal and cultural obstacles. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President […]
Being in DC for the inauguration reminded me of the days immediately after 9/11. Americans were rightfully traumatized, but we almost immediately began surrendering our civil liberties in the name of “security” and “counterterrorism.” A military occupation in the nation’s capital, and calls for sweeping new surveillance and law enforcement […]
Rep. Rashida Tlaib is leading the progressive opposition to a massive expansion of the security state in the wake of the deadly Capitol attack by Trump supporters. A member of the House Democrats’ “Squad,” Tlaib warned that marginalised groups are typically the selected targets of law enforcement. Tlaib spoke with […]
In the wake of the Capitol siege on January 6, security is being ramped up in the nation’s capital. There will be up to 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington, DC, for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. The US military footprint in DC for Biden’s inauguration will be greater […]
A video by Status Coup shows a mob of violent pro-Trump fanatics crushing an officer’s head between doors and ripping at his face mask. The officer was left bloodied and screaming for help as the rioters chanted “heave ho!” and continued to try and push their way through the entry. […]
Josiah Colt, an Idaho man captured in an iconic photograph hanging from a wall in the Capitol building, told local news he “got caught up in the moment.” Colt told the station he told others taking part in the insurrection not to take anything, as they were on “sacred ground.” […]
Wednesday’s March for Trump, a protest by Trump supporters against the election of Joe Biden, descended into an evening of unprecedented chaos as extremists stormed the Capitol building. Dozens of pro-Trump extremists took control of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, following a “March for Trump” in DC. Few members […]
The FBI has not yet released a legally mandated report on domestic terrorism in the US and how the agency approaches it, as The Daily Beast first reported. It was due four months ago. The report, in particular, is supposed to disclose details about how the FBI handles white supremacist […]
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Business Insider she was “hanging in there” after the FBI foiled a right-wing plot to kidnap and assassinate her. “That’s my phrase for 2020,” she said, adding that she was “appalled” when President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to “lock her up” just 10 days […]
Two new intelligence assessments warned that far-right individuals associated with the ‘boogaloo’ movement may soon target Washington, DC, Politico reported. One note, from the National Capital Region Threat Intelligence Consortium (NTIC), said that “the District is likely a target for violent adherents of the boogaloo ideology due to the significant […]
The FBI has “no intelligence” indicating that “antifa” was involved in violence over the weekend related to protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, The Nation reported. President Donald Trump, Attorney […]