The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence officials are targeting activists it considers “antifa” and attempting to tie them to a foreign power, according to a DHS intelligence report obtained exclusively by The Nation. While the law generally prohibits intelligence agencies from spying on U.S. residents, many of those protections do not apply if the individual is believed to be acting as an agent of a foreign power.
Last week, DHS reassigned
its intelligence chief after The Washington Post revealed that
the agency had been compiling intelligence reports on American journalists and activists in Portland. This weekend, Politico reported that
DHS’s Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli loosened oversight of Department’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis . Cuccinelli, at I&A’s request, curtailed the requirement that DHS’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties approve I&A’s intelligence products prior to distribution to law enforcement partners.
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