Source: Daily Beast

Team Trump bypassed DHS analysts to produce bogus terror report

By: Spencer Ackerman

The Trump administration was clear: ‘An analysis conducted by DHS’ concluded that 73% of terrorists were ‘foreign-born.’ Except DHS analysts had nothing to do with the conclusion. The document didn’t mince words. It claimed three-quarters of “international terrorism” convicts were immigrants, an assertion meant to bolster Donald Trump’s cherished Muslim-focused ban on entering the country. And the report put the claim in the mouths of an agency assembled to keep Americans safe after 9/11: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But the Department of Homeland Security did not perform that analysis. DHS’ analysts did not contribute to the highly controversial report. Read more here.

 

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