Michael McCaul

U.S. government has long ignored white supremacist threats, critics say

U.S. government has long ignored white supremacist threats, critics say

On June 3, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder restarted a long-dormant domestic terrorism task force created after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. A former Ku Klux Klan leader had just murdered three people near a Jewish Community Center in a Kansas City suburb and yelled "Heil Hitler" as police took him into custody.

For too long, Holder said, the federal government had narrowly focused on Islamist threats and had lost sight of the "continued danger we face" from violent far-right extremists.

But three years later, it is unclear what, if anything the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee has done, despite expectations that its reanimation would better...

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