Exclusive: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority
The WH deliberately pressed DHS to make white nationalist terrorism a lower priority, reports
White House officials reportedly rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats a higher priority, according to current and former senior admin officials.
ICYMI: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority
NEW: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority. scoops
New from CNN: "White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority"
Imagine a President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, being warned of terrorist attacks and ignoring them. This is dereliction of duty.
This seems very bad
White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority - CNNPolitics
This story, about the NatSec bureaucracy's largely failed effort to respond to white supremacist terror, got largely overlooked yesterday. This is the replay of 9/11--where POTUS refused to prepare--that everyone said would not happen.
WH officials rebuffed efforts by DHS for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority, per current & fmr sr admin officials & other sources close to the Trump admin. via
“The former senior administration official noted that the White House, specifically the President, has a problem criticizing white supremacy, and says he ‘didn't have expectation they would get behind it’” — ⁦
"Homeland Security officials battled the White House for more than a year to get them to focus more on domestic terrorism," one senior source close to the Trump administration tells CNN. "... They had major ideological blinders on." exclusive
While he played golf and demagogued, "White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats...a greater priority..."
13/ Whole story including WH response is here