Before he was fired, FBI Director James Comey made an astounding revelation to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
When asked about the number of ongoing terror-related investigations, Comey explained that there were about 2,000 ongoing terrorism investigations in the U.S. right now. About half were focused on home-grown terrorism and half on terrorism connected to outside groups. However, the most surprising statistic that Comey revealed was that a full 15% of those terrorism cases involved (wait for it) Muslim refugees.
To say that refugees disproportionately make up terrorism suspects would be the understatement of the year. (By the way, an even greater proportion of these terrorism cases simply involve non-refugee Muslims. Why is it that Muslims make up the overwhelming majority of terrorism investigations? Are they being racially profiled? Or is the most likely answer that Islam leads its adherents to violence? I think you know the truth.)
Here’s what Comey told Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
JAMES COMEY: [W]e have about 1,000 home grown violent extremist investigations and we probably have another 1,000 or so that are — I should define my terms. Home grown violent extremists, we mean somebody — we have no indication that they’re in touch with any terrorists.
THOM TILLIS: Any foreign touch. Right.
COMEY: Yes. Then we have another big group of people that we’re looking at who we see some contact with foreign terrorists. So you take that 2,000 plus cases, about 300 of them are people who came to the United States as refugees.
Not only did Comey reveal that 15% of the terrorism investigations involve refugees, he also told the Senate that 100% of those refugees came from the nations that were on President Trump’s travel ban list.
In fact, when he told this to Congress, Sen. Mazie Hirono from (D-Hawaii) who asked the question seemed stunned and told Comey just to get her the specifics later (outside of the public hearing). Here’s the video:
Oops! Evidently Hirono never heard the courtroom axiom never to ask a question you don’t know the answer to. In trying to make President Trump look foolish she actually reaffirmed everything that he has said!
You can watch the entire hearing below:
Cross-posted at Constitution.com