[Ed. – Not sure if that will be before or after DOJ has made up new definitions and identities to label Americans “domestic terrorists.” A “data-driven process” signifies “a process you can’t question because we call dibs and proclaim it to be data-driven.”]
A senior Justice Department official opened the door to seeking new legislative authorities to pursue domestic terrorism, a step the Biden administration has yet to entertain since the January 6 insurrection and something civil libertarians have warned against.
The prospect of expanded investigative and prosecutorial tools arose during a Friday briefing with reporters in which multiple Justice Department and FBI officials described an expansive array of authorities already available to them. …
[A] senior Justice Department official suggested the administration would consider seeking a domestic-terrorism statute as well.
“Obviously that’s going to be a policy question for the folks that are coming in” to the administration, said the senior official. “I’m sure we’ll run a data-driven process to see whether we need additional legislative authorities in this area.”