Biden’s new domestic terrorism strategy is missing a big piece
At times it’s less of a blueprint and more of a composite sketch.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s National Security Council released a “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.” While Attorney General Merrick Garland introduced the strategy, the fact that this document was issued out of the White House, under the president’s signature, and not delegated to the departments of Justice or Homeland Security sends the right message.

Namely that this threat, as the report states, “poses a danger to Americans, our democratic society, and our national security that we must counter aggressively.” In all, I think the 30-page, far-reaching plan is worth a read — both for what it says and for what it doesn’t.

How the FBI’s most wanted Capitol rioters are being hunted online
It’s the latest version of the wanted posted of the Wild West — and it’s working.

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a New York advertising executive conceived of a slogan that was eventually adopted by the newly formed Department of Homeland Security: “See something, say something.” It was a plea for hypervigilance against another terrorist attack, asking the public to report anything — or anyone — suspicious. The slogan’s creator, Allen Kay, told The New York Times that he based the phrase on the World War II mantra “loose lips sink ships,” used as a reminder to everyone that speaking about troop or ship movements could have deadly consequences.


Louis DeJoy had a lot of red flags. The FBI’s investigation validates them.
The USPS Board of Governors should stamp the postmaster general “Return to Sender”

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is reportedly under FBI investigation over possible campaign finance law violations while at his former business. It’s not a major leap of logic to assume the “campaign fundraising activity” they’re referring to is an alleged straw-donor scheme that funneled questionable cash towards the Republican Party.

These allegations, on top of DeJoy’s manipulation of the U.S. mail during the 2020 election, raise yet another red flag, marking him for what he is: a shady political operative who must be removed from his position of power.


The Trump criminal probe’s heating up. Here’s why the Trump children might want to lawyer up.
Depending on what Trump Organization family members have said so far, it may already be too late to avoid legal drama.

This week, New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed that her civil law inquiry into the corporate entity known as the Trump Organization has become a criminal investigation. In that same brief statement, New York state’s top law enforcement official also explained that James’ office has partnered with the Manhattan district attorney, who is already investigating potential criminal tax fraud violations committed personally by former President Donald Trump.

Why are sound-wave attacks met with silence from American officials?
It’s long past time for the director of national intelligence to take the lead and establish a multiagency task force under her command.

Recent reporting has revealed that debilitating sonic frequency attacks against U.S. government personnel have not been limited to foreign locales — they’ve also happened here in the U.S., including twice in Washington against National Security Council officials.

Recent reporting also indicates that attacks against U.S. diplomats abroad started earlier, and occurred in more places, than previously known. The men and women suffering from excruciating symptoms — not to mention their families — who have dedicated their lives to government service deserve answers.


Police indictments in George Floyd murder case show America’s broken cop culture
The horror movie-turned-reality for some rookies in the Minneapolis Police Department came courtesy of their training officer, convicted killer Derek Chauvin.

In the 2001 movie “Training Day,” Denzel Washington plays a deeply corrupt veteran narcotics investigator assigned as the training officer for a newly promoted detective. The plot plays out during the young cop’s ill-fated first day of training, which quickly turns into a hellish nightmare of mind-boggling crimes and killings committed by Washington’s character and a cadre of bad cops. Washington’s trainee, played by Ethan Hawke, realizes he can’t trust anyone to do the right thing —including himself.

The FBI didn’t brief Giuliani about Russian disinformation. That’s bad for him.
The FBI reportedly thought briefing Giuliani might impede a criminal investigation.

The news cycle whirling around Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to former President Donald Trump, can be hard to keep up with at times. In the span of 48 hours, The Washington Post reported — then retracted — that Giuliani had received a defensive briefing from the FBI in 2019, when he was immersed in digging up dirt from Ukraine on Joe Biden and his son Hunter as part of Trump’s re-election campaign.

Why Trump loyalists should fear the first Capitol riot confession
Here’s why Trump sycophants in Washington should be nervous after the first Capitol riot guilty plea.

On Friday, we learned of the first publicly entered guilty plea from among the over 400 people charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. A guilty plea in such a sweeping and high-profile investigation is significant on its own. But when sealed documents in the case accidentally became visible in the federal court’s automated records system, it became clear that there is more to this plea than a defendant simply admitting his guilt.

The guilty plea contains a provision requiring the defendant Jon Ryan Schaffer — who admitted to the court that he was a “founding lifetime member” of the far-right, anti-government extremist militia group known as the Oath Keepers — to cooperate with the government. That means a long-time Oath Keepers veteran has been “flipped.”

Gaetz may be telling the truth. He may be lying. Either way, he’s in big trouble.

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is under FBI investigation for allegedly traveling interstate for the purpose of having sex with a minor. If convicted of that crime, Gaetz could face up to 15 years in federal prison.

In the process of publicly defending himself, Gaetz appears to have exposed a pending FBI extortion investigation.

But that was just the beginning. Almost immediately after the story broke, Gaetz tried to publicly rebut the claim by denying the allegation while simultaneously offering varying versions of a convoluted conspiracy against him. In the process of defending himself, Gaetz appears to have exposed a pending FBI extortion investigation.

The failed Boulder law would have at the least significantly reduced the chances of the recent mass shooting in the city.

There’s a tragic irony to the mass shooting on Monday that left 10 dead at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. The dictionary reminds us that irony is an “incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result.”

You see, the normal or expected result when a city passes a law that prohibits the sale or possession of assault-style weapons would be a reduced likelihood that such a weapon will be used to massacre its citizens. Yet, that’s exactly what happened in Boulder, just 10 days after its local law was overturned by a state court judge because it conflicted with a state law that permits such weapons.