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DHS Identifies White Supremacists as Most Lethal Threat to U.S.

HeadlineSep 09, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security is facing new criticism for downplaying the threat of white supremacists. DHS recently drafted a document that stated that “white supremacist extremists will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland through 2021.” But in newer versions of the document, the reference to white supremacists was removed and replaced with the phrase “Domestic Violent Extremists.” None of the document’s drafts refer to anti-fascist activists or antifa as a threat, despite claims made by President Trump and Attorney General William Barr.

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