You know that iconic scene in the Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson classic A Few Good Men when Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessup sinisterly says “You can’t handle the truth!”? Well, today it’s CNN that seems unable to “handle” the truth.
On Monday, Congressman [score]Scott Taylor[/score] (R-VA) was a guest on CNN when host Dana Bash asked him to comment on President Trump’s new and revised “immigration ban.” Taylor, who sits on the Appropriations Committee and helps oversee funding for the Department of Homeland Security, responded by agreeing with the President’s decision and then explaining to Bash and CNN’s viewers just how dangerous some of these refugees really are.
“Just today, the FBI comes out and says that 30 percent, 30 percent, of their domestic terrorism cases that they’re investigating are from folks who are refugees. It’s important not to label all refugees bad people, that’s not why I’m here…”
It was at this point that CNN’s feed suffered some technical issues and Congressman Taylor was cut off from finishing his explanation. CNN’s “technical issues” may have cut off the Congressman’s answer but not before he was able to drop the most important bit of information that CNN has run in years…
“30 percent, of their domestic terrorism cases that they’re investigating are from folks who are refugees.”
That’s 1 out of 3 terrorism investigations that the FBI is conducting, folks. If President Trump permanently stopped taking in refugees from Muslim majority nations, the FBI’s terrorism caseload would drop by 30%!
Nearly a third of the 1,000 FBI domestic terrorism cases – 300 – involve those admitted to the U.S. as refugees, a Department of Homeland Security official said Monday. That number was confirmed later in the day by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a news conference. Officials said some of those 300 came to “infiltrate” the U.S., while others were radicalized once they were in the country…
FBI Director James Comey said in late 2015 that some 900 terror investigations were going on, and probes were active in every state. But Monday’s development marked the first official concrete linkage between the refugee program and terrorism.
At the time, Comey indicated the bureau was stretched thin by the sheer volume of investigations.
“If that becomes the new normal,” Comey said, “that would be hard to keep up.”
Sure sounds like President Trump’s “pause” on incoming refugees may actually be a very good idea.
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