Delayed Homeland Security Report Warns of 'Lethal' White Supremacy - 2020-10-06
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security warned on Tuesday that violent white supremacy was the "most persistent and lethal threat in the homeland" in an annual assessment that a former intelligence chief had accused the agency of withholding in deference to President Trump.
The intelligence chief-turned-whistle-blower last month accused the department of blocking the report and directing analysts to play down the threat of violent white racism as well as Russian election interference to align the agency's message with the president's. But the final report appeared to do no such thing.
The threat assessment highlighted white supremacists as the most deadly among domestic terrorists in recent years and Russia as the primary threat to spreading disinformation.