Kamala Harris: ‘Trump Has Done More to Inflame Domestic Terrorism Than Confront It’

By CNSNews.com Staff | August 14, 2019 | 4:14pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) sent out a Tweet this afternoon accusing President Donald Trump of inflaming “domestic terrorism” and presenting her plan for “combating violent hate” and “disarm the threat of domestic terrorism.”

“Trump has done more to inflame domestic terrorism than confront it,” Harris said. “When I’m in the Oval Office, I will take immediate action to combat this rising threat to our nation.”

Harris Tweet linked to a plan she has developed to “Disarm the Threat of Domestic Terrorism.”

Among the things she says she will do as president in advancing this plan are:

“Immediately direct the National Counterterrorism Center to address the threat of global white-nationalist terrorism, and seek authority to include domestic terrorism in its mission.

--The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is responsible for analyzing and integrating all terror-related intelligence. They have unique expertise and access to government-wide datasets, intelligence reporting, and operational information, as well as a deep understanding of the process of radicalization. Yet, NCTC is currently prohibited by Congress from handling domestic terrorism cases.

--The rise of white nationalist extremist violence in America is a terrorism threat, and Harris will treat it as such. As president, Harris will instruct NCTC to devote more resources to analyzing and preventing global white nationalist terrorism, and she will seek authority from Congress to expand NCTC’s mission to include domestic terrorism. This will allow NCTC to work alongside other federal agencies and bring its unique capabilities to the effort to combat domestic terrorism.

--As NCTC expands its purview, it will take steps to increase transparency and accountability. For example, the Intelligence Community Inspector General will commission a report on the scope of NCTC’s work, their compliance with privacy and civil rights laws, and the demographic makeup of individuals in their terrorist watchlist database.




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