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Memo reveals DOJ pushback on domestic terrorism bill

Memo reveals DOJ pushback on domestic terrorism bill

Sen. Dick Durbin pushed domestic terror bill

A domestic terrorism bill from a  powerful Senate chairman could create bureaucratic headaches, jeopardize  ongoing investigations, and endanger witnesses, Justice Department  officials argued in a memo sent on the last day of the Trump  administration and obtained by POLITICO.

At issue is legislation Senate  Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has pushed since 2017.  The bill is designed to counter the growing threat from domestic  terrorists, which law enforcement officials have called the most lethal  terror threat facing the U.S. It would set up offices at the Justice  Department, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security to focus  specifically on the threat, and it would have those agencies send  Congress joint reports on the threat twice a year, among other  provisions.

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