Yes, because the American people are constantly under attack by “domestic terrorists“:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching a unit dedicated specifically to domestic terrorism, the department’s top national security official told lawmakers Tuesday.
Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general for national security, made the announcement as he noted that the number of domestic terror investigations launched by the FBI has more than doubled since March 2020.
The DOJ already has a counterterrorism unit designed to handle both international and domestic cases.
“I decided to establish a domestic terrorism unit to augment our existing approach,” Olsen said.
He decided this himself?
Congress didn’t order the creation of this new domestic terror unit? Bureaucrats just unilaterally decided to create a new bureaucratic agency? We’re at that point now?
“This group of dedicated attorneys will focus on the domestic terrorism threat, helping to ensure that these cases are handled properly and effectively coordinated across the Department of Justice and across the country.”
The formation of the unit shows the pains the Justice Department is taking to refocus attention on a growing domestic terror threat after spending years primarily dedicated to international terror groups following 9/11.
And now the post-9/11 National Security Apparatus is being turned on the American people.
“We’ve seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies,” he said.
There it is. They’re coming after political dissidents. We now have an American Stasi, officially.
The testimony follows a memo issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot warning of an uptick in chatter on extremist online platforms, including threats against lawmakers.
That memo, obtained by The Hill, said national security officials had no indication of a specific and credible plot.
“DHS and FBI have identified new content online that could inspire violence, particularly by lone offenders, and could be directed against political and other government officials, including members of Congress, state and local officials, and high-profile members of political parties,” including outside of Washington, John Cohen, DHS’s head of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, wrote in the memo.
They’re using the Fed-provoked January 6 “insurrection” as justification for having the Feds crack down on domestic dissent.
The Democratic Party has really taken a tyrannical turn in the past few years. As far as I can remember, even Obama was not anywhere near as bad as this.