Justice Department Establishes Domestic Terrorism Unit

Program will augment what already exists. 

The Department of Justice announced that it is launching a unit dedicated specifically to domestic terrorism. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen made the announcement as he noted that the number of domestic terror investigations instituted by the FBI has more than doubled since March 2020. The department already has a counterterrorism unit designed to handle both international and domestic cases.

In his testimony, Mr. Olsen said, “I decided to establish a domestic terrorism unit to augment our existing approach. 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.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FBI and Department of Justice officials as investigations continue concerning January 6th events at the Capitol last year. 
  • For the attorneys at the Department of Justice who will be part of the new domestic terrorism unit. 
  • For Americans who have been radicalized to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

Sources: The Hill, CNBC 


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