Politico releases a review of Homeland Security threat assessment drafts that clearly identify white supremacist extremists as the “most persistent and lethal threat” to the United States.
The drafts obtained by Lawfare and Politico show that DHS actively worked to downplay the threat of white supremacy in later drafts. That matches with the whistleblower complaint that claims Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli ordered an employee to alter threat assessment documents and fabricate the threat of Anti-fascists.
Antifa is not mentioned in any of the drafts.
Speaking to senators three weeks later, DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf tells Congress that the assessment is correct, and white supremacists have been the greatest threat for at least two years.
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