DHS Labels Trump Supporters a ‘Threat’

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory board labeled Trump supporters as a possible domestic terrorism threat, according to documents obtained by America First Legal (AFL).

Some of those in the “Homeland Intelligence Experts Group” were former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former CIA Operations Officer Paul Kolbe.

According to the group, “most of the Domestic Terrorism threat now comes from supporters of the former president,” referring to Donald Trump.

Others “likely” to commit “domestic violent extremist” attacks include those in the military or those who are “religious,” AFL wrote.

“If you ask researchers to dive into indicators of extremists and terrorism, they might indicate being in the military or religious,” an internal document reads. “This being identified as an indicator suggests we should be more worried about these. We need the space to talk about it honestly.”

AFL previously revealed that the DHS group encouraged Americans to report their neighbors to federal authorities.

A similar effort was underway after the September 11, 2001 attack but failed because “Americans have an ambivalent feeling of telling on each other.”

According to a document exposed by the legal group, one DHS committee member asked, “How do we get into local communities in a non-threatening way? How do people safely report a concern about their neighbors?”

Another individual asked if there was “an ambiguous approach” to getting involved in local American communities.

Group members then suggested reclassifying dissent as a “public health” crisis, therefore allowing the government to become involved.

“To get a mother or teacher to come forward, it needs to be a public health crisis,” one individual said.