The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced the establishment of the Homeland Intelligence Experts Group.
“Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Ken Wainstein, and Counterterrorism Coordinator Nicholas Rasmussen announced the establishment of the Homeland Intelligence Experts Group (Experts Group),” the DHS said in a press release.
“The group is comprised of private sector experts who will provide their unique perspectives on the federal government’s intelligence enterprise to DHS’s I&A and the Office of the Counterterrorism Coordinator.”
“The security of the American people depends on our capacity to collect, generate, and disseminate actionable intelligence to our federal, state, local, territorial, tribal, campus, and private sector partners,” said DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
“I express my deep gratitude to these distinguished individuals for dedicating their exceptional expertise, experience, and vision to our critical mission,” he added.
“The Homeland Intelligence Experts Group is being formed at a time of unprecedented challenge, with the U.S. intelligence enterprise facing threats from a range of malign actors, to include foreign nation-state adversaries, domestic violent extremists, cyber criminals, drug-trafficking cartels and other transnational criminal organizations,” said Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Ken Wainstein. “The Experts Group will be an invaluable asset as we navigate through this evolving threat and operating environment and continue to strengthen our efforts to protect the Homeland.”
“The homeland threat environment is more diverse, dynamic, and challenging than at any point in our post 9/11 history, with threats tied to an array of different terrorist and violent extremist ideologies and narratives,” said Counterterrorism Coordinator Nicholas Rasmussen. “The experience, expertise, and perspective offered by Experts Group members will undoubtedly put the Department in a strong position to confront this threat landscape, and we are grateful for the willingness of the Experts Group members to serve in this important capacity.”
The Experts Group will provide DHS with a wide range of views and perspectives, with a membership that includes former senior intelligence officials, journalists, and prominent human rights and civil liberties advocates.
“The Biden administration has appointed James Clapper, John Brennan, and Paul Kolbe, former intelligence officials, to a DHS ‘Homeland Intelligence Experts Group’ handling national security issues. These individuals signed the fraudulent October 2020 letter deceptively asserting that Hunter Biden’s laptop was likely Russian disinformation,” Kanekoa The Great wrote.
“This falsehood significantly impacted the closely contested 2020 election, decided by a mere 44,000-vote margin in Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin. Why select intelligence officials who intentionally spread disinformation to sway a U.S. election for a role in a DHS Expert Group tasked with national security?” he asked.
BREAKING — The Biden administration has appointed James Clapper, John Brennan, and Paul Kolbe, former intelligence officials, to a DHS “Homeland Intelligence Experts Group” handling national security issues.
“The Experts Group will meet four times annually and leverage the expertise of each member to provide input on I&A’s most complex problems and challenges, including terrorism, fentanyl, transborder issues, and emerging technology,” the press release stated.
Yet, the U.S. southern border remains a catastrophe.
Migrants are now arriving to the U.S. southern border on train cars.
Fox News national correspondent Griff Jenkins shared footage of a FerroMex train with migrants in the north-central Mexican town of Zacatecas heading toward the U.S. southern border.
“FOX News sources capture a FerroMex train bursting with migrants out of Zacatecas heading to our southern border right now… cheering and clearly not heeding the message: ‘do not come,’” Jenkins wrote.
Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin said Eagles Pass witnessed one of its largest mass illegal crossings ever.
“One of the largest mass illegal crossings we have ever seen took place in Eagle Pass, TX this morning, w/ Border Patrol sources telling us over 2,200 people crossed there since midnight,” Melugin said Monday morning.
“It happened right next to the port of entry, as illegal immigrants continue to ignore Biden admin messaging of ‘do not come’, & do not fear the promised ‘consequences’ for crossing illegally.”
Melugin shared footage of the crossing:
BREAKING: One of the largest mass illegal crossings we have ever seen took place in Eagle Pass, TX this morning, w/ Border Patrol sources telling us over 2,200 people crossed there since midnight. It happened right next to the port of entry, as illegal immigrants continue to… pic.twitter.com/NDFX17r4vU