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Jeh Johnson: ‘I’m Worried’ Trump Admin Won’t Continue Bolstering Efforts Against Domestic Violent Extremism

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson stated that he is concerned that the Trump administration won’t continue bolstering efforts to counter domestic violent extremism.

Johnson said, “Well, the thing that kept me up at night, and many things kept me up at night, but the thing that kept me up night most often was homegrown violent extremism. Counterterrorism, terrorism, has evolved a long way from 9/11. DHS was formed in 2002 on the assumption that terrorism is something that would infiltrate our borders. So, we merged all these border security functions into one Cabinet-level department. Now, I think we have to be focused, in addition, to homegrown violent extremism. Which is why, when I was in office, I really wanted to see us bolster our domestic countering violent extremism efforts in this country. And I hope that this administration will continue that. I’m worried that they will not.”

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