Official: DOJ may seek new powers against domestic terrorists

Official: DOJ may seek new powers against domestic terrorists
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[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.

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“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.”

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