The Trump Administration, where facts go to die.
Courtesy of NBC News:
The Trump administration has consistently sought to exaggerate the potential security threat posed by refugees and dismissed an intelligence assessment last year that showed refugees did not present a significant threat to the U.S., three former senior officials told NBC News.
Hard-liners in the administration then issued their own report this year that several former officials and rights groups say misstates the evidence and inflates the threat posed by people born outside the U.S.
At a meeting in September 2017 with senior officials discussing refugee admissions, a representative from the National Counterterrorism Center came ready to present a report that analyzed the possible risks presented by refugees entering the country.
But before he could discuss the report, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand dismissed the report, saying her boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, would not be guided by its findings.
“We read that. The attorney general doesn’t agree with the conclusions of that report,” she said, according to two officials familiar with the meeting, including one who was in the room at the time.
By simply rejecting this report out of hand the Associate Attorney General was rejecting the findings of the FBI and the Justice Department, in other words, her own people.
And the rationale for this decision is a real head-shaker:
A spokeswoman for DHS said, “If we only look at what terrorists have done in the past, we will never be able to prevent future attacks … We cannot let dangerous individuals slip through the cracks and exploit our refugee program, which is why we have implemented security enhancements that would prevent such violent individuals from reaching our shores, while still upholding our humanitarian ideals.”
I don’t even know what to do with that.
Let’s face it in Trump world terrorists have to be brown skinned Muslims from one of those countries that Donald Trump cannot pronounce.
You know, like “Canada.”
The idea that the vast majority of terrorist attacks are carried out by people born right here in this country, many with, dare I say it, white skin, is simply information that Trump and his racist cronies cannot accept as factual.
And that means that Americans will continue to be terrorized by white supremacists, militia extremists, and angry ammosexuals.
Hell, why would a foreign terrorist even bother to attack America at this time?
After all how much more damage could they possibly do to the country that Donald Trump is not already doing?