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  • Wait, Does Trump Want A Quid Pro Quo With … New York?

    02/14/2020 8:09:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2020 | AllahPundit
    I saw this tweet the instant it was posted and laughed at how it reminds me of the famous July 25th call between Trump and Zelensky. He doesn’t explicitly say, “If you want this public benefit from me, I need a personal benefit from you,” but by linking the two in the same communication it’s clear in context what he’s proposing. I’m seeing Governor Cuomo today at The White House. He must understand that National Security far exceeds politics. New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships,...
  • A Specially Selected Group of Wounded Warriors Find a New Mission: Hunting Child Predators

    02/13/2020 2:22:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2020 | Jason Piccolo
    A day can’t go by without an arrest of a child predator broadcast online. Several of these predators were hunted by a scarcely known group of specially trained law enforcement operatives that were recruited from the ranks of the U.S. military. The operatives all had something in common; they bore wounds from their service to the Nation. Starting in late 2013, with little fanfare, this select group of wounded warriors deployed throughout the United States with a new mission, tracking down child predators and rescuing children. With the advent of the internet, child exploitation took on a new form. Gone...
  • Bordering on Chaos

    02/03/2020 2:01:36 PM PST · by Ghengis · 11 replies
    Security Today ^ | December 1, 2012 | Ronnie Rittenberry
    From a security standpoint, things don’t get much worse than the opening scene of Lee Dodson’s Infiltration. The book’s protagonist, a 67-year-old rancher named Rand (picture a cross between Tommy Lee Jones in “No Country for Old Men” and Sly Stallone in “Rambo”), is awakened in his home in the middle of the night by the subtle but unmistakable sound of a silenced gunshot. By the novel’s third paragraph, Rand’s wife and son are dead. Before the end of the first chapter, his ranch is razed and, from the sound of reports in the distance, the same nightmare has played...
  • Iran Has Terrorists Embedded Inside The United States And Across Our Border

    01/07/2020 5:09:19 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    So long as the world is entertaining worst-case scenarios, the media does Americans no favors in omitting that Iran-Hezbollah has for years prepared to strike in their own hometowns. Weirdly absent from much of the professional speculation about where and how Iran will exact its promised “severe revenge” for the U.S. drone strike killing of Quds Force Gen. Qassem Suleimani is mention of the dead man’s highly suggestive hint. During a time of intense saber rattling between Iran and President Donald Trump in July 2018, Suleimani gave a speech during which he called out the American president: “Mr. Gambler, Trump!...
  • Homeland Security will share citizenship records with Census Bureau

    01/06/2020 2:10:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 6, 2020
    The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 census form.
  • New head of Homeland Security (breaking)

    11/01/2019 6:06:50 PM PDT · by justme4now · 5 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | November 1, 2019 7:29 pm | Kane
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named Chad Wolf to be the next acting head of Homeland Security, the fifth person in the job for this administration. While speaking to reporters Friday outside the White House en route to a rally in Mississippi, Trump said he had chosen Wolf, ending weeks of speculation over who would head up the department after Kevin McAleenan resigned in October.
  • Trump says acting Homeland Security chief McAleenan will step down

    10/11/2019 5:19:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/2019 | Jessica Campisi
    President Trump announced Friday night that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan would step down from his position. “Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down," tweeted Trump, who tapped McAleenan to lead the department earlier this year. Trump named McAleenan the department’s acting chief in April following Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation. -DEVELOPING "Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,” Trump tweeted. “Congratulations Kevin, on a job well done!” Trump said...
  • President Trump tweets that Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is stepping down

    10/11/2019 5:04:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/11/19 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    President Donald Trump said in a tweet Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down. Trump in his tweet congratulated McAleenan on a “job well done” and said he would be announcing a new acting secretary next week. He added that there were “many wonderful candidates.” “Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,” Trump tweeted.
  • Department of Homeland Security strategy adds white supremacy to list of threats

    09/21/2019 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/21/19 | Pete Williams
    For the first time since it was formed after the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is adding white supremacist violence to its list of priority threats in a revised counterterrorism strategy issued Friday. "The continuing menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly white supremacist extremism, is an abhorrent affront to our nation, the struggle and unity of its diverse population, and the core values of both our society and our department," said Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland secretary, in a speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington. DHS is stepping up its focus on what McAleenan called "targeted...
  • UC President Janet Napolitano to step down after 6 years

    09/18/2019 2:28:58 PM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    AP ^ | September 18, 2019 | Jocelyn Gecker
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, who oversaw historic expansions of the 10-campus system and championed immigrant students but whose management structure faced criticism and embarrassing scrutiny, said Wednesday she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano, a former homeland security secretary and Democratic governor of Arizona, made the announcement at a meeting of the university system's Board of Regents in Los Angeles. "My time at UC has been deeply gratifying and rewarding. I have been honored and inspired every day to serve this institution alongside incredibly dedicated, passionate people," Napolitano said in a statement. "The...
  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how “the terrorists will have won” if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. That’s my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governor’s Office Monday morning saying this year’s parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • Explosives found near Labor Day parade route in N.J. town. One man in custody.

    09/02/2019 9:18:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09/01/19 | Cassidy Grom
    <p>A Middlesex County man is in police custody after several pipe bomb-like devices were found near the route of a Labor Day parade that the governor was set to attend Monday.</p> <p>Officials detained a man on Monday morning after they found “over half a dozen” devices on his large property near South Plainfield’s Labor Day Parade route, according to a senior law enforcement official with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.</p>
  • Broadway producer Ben Sprecher arrested on child porn charges

    08/13/2019 9:41:14 AM PDT · by csvset · 30 replies
    WABC ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Staff
    HARLEM (WABC) -- Authorities have arrested a Broadway producer at his Harlem home in a child pornography investigation. NYPD officers and Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested 65-year-old Ben Sprecher early Tuesday. He was expected to appear in federal court later. In 2012, Sprecher was a central figure in a scandal surrounding the musical "Rebecca." The show collapsed days before rehearsals began, leading to a FBI fraud investigation into the circumstances.
  • DOJ and DHS OIGs Release a Joint Review of Law Enforcement Cooperation on the Southwest Border

    08/01/2019 8:48:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    oig.justice.gov ^ | 8/1/19 | doj
  • The Insider Threat to Air Travel

    04/10/2019 5:04:13 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 12 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 04/10/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    Commercial airports are complex environments, with many airlines and thousands of employees and travelers entering and leaving them daily, so protecting them from harm is vitally important. Unfortunately, and as history has shown, airports, airlines and the flying public are attractive targets for people and organizations wishing to do them harm. And that harm comes from a variety of directions, such as from terror groups and their fighters. What’s even more worrying is that these threats sometimes come from “insiders.” According to the International Air Transport Association, an airport insider is someone who exploits their role in or their knowledge...
  • Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials

    04/08/2019 5:14:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 8, 2019 | Peter Baker, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump moved to replace the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership. The White House announced the departure of Randolph D. Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favor with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr. Trump’s employees. Government officials, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel changes before they were announced, said at least...
  • DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Secondary Fence Replacement Project in San Diego

    02/08/2019 2:46:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Homeland Security ^ | 02/08/2019
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2019 DHS Issues Waiver to Expedite Secondary Fence Replacement Project in San Diego WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction and replacement of approximately 12.5 miles of secondary wall near the international border in the state of California. The waiver was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2019. This waiver is pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress. Congress has provided the Secretary of Homeland Security with a number...
  • Trump to oust Nielsen as early as this week

    11/12/2018 9:08:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump is planning to oust Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as early as this week, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Five current and former White House officials told the Post that Trump is planning to remove Nielsen as soon as possible. White House chief of staff John Kelly is reportedly fighting the president on the matter, hoping to keep Nielsen in place. Kelly hired Nielsen as his chief of staff while DHS secretary and has reportedly defended her for months. Trump has berated Nielsen in public and in private since she was hired, aggressively going after her during...
  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 131 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...
  • Department of Homeland Security investigating after traffic stop in Anderson

    10/30/2018 6:47:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Ella Wilkie
    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a traffic stop on I-85 has led to an investigation by a federal agency. Monday night, deputies said they initiated a traffic stop on I-85 near mile marker 11 in Anderson County. After making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies said they called in a federal agency. The Department of Homeland security is currently investigating. Details are limited at this time.