FBI Chief Warns Congress of Potential Terror Attacks in USA

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FILE - FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Appropriations subcommittee Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies budget hearing for Fiscal Year 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 27, 2023. The years-long feud between congressional Republicans and the FBI is reaching a new level of rancor. Lawmakers are preparing a resolution to hold FBI director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer has scheduled a vote on the contempt resolution for Thursday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — Christopher Wray says that Hamas and other terror groups may be plotting attacks on US soil.

Speaking in Congress this week, the FBI Director warned that terrorist organizations might exploit the Israel-Hamas war to carry out attacks.

“In a year where the terrorism threat was already elevated, the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole other level,” Wray said. “Since October 7 we’ve seen a rogue’s gallery of foreign terrorist organizations call for attacks against Americans and our allies. Hezbollah expressed its support and praise for Hamas and threatened to attack U.S. interests in the Middle East. Al Qaeda issued its most specific call to attack the United States in the past five years. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula called on jihadists to attack Americans and Jewish people everywhere. ISIS urged its followers to target Jewish communities in the United States and Europe.”

“Given those calls for action, our most immediate concern is that individuals or small groups will draw twisted inspiration from the events in the Middle East to carry out attacks here at home,” he warned.

“On top of the so-called lone actor threat, we cannot and do not discount the possibility that Hamas, or another foreign terrorist organization, may exploit the current conflict to conduct attacks here on our own soil,” he stated. “We have kept our sights on Hamas and have multiple investigations into individuals affiliated with that foreign terrorist organization. And while historically, our Hamas cases have identified individuals here who are facilitating and financing terrorism overseas, we continue to scrutinize our intelligence to assess how that threat may be evolving.”

He pointed out the threat of other Iran-backed terror groups besides Hamas, saying, “But it’s not just Hamas; as I highlighted for this committee in my testimony last year Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, has directly or by hiring criminals, mounted assassination attempts against dissidents and high-ranking current or former U.S. officials, including right here on American soil.”

“Or take Hezbollah: Iran’s primary strategic partner, which has a history of raising money and seeking to obtain weapons here in the United States,” he noted. “FBI arrests in recent years also indicate Hezbollah has tried to seed operatives, establish infrastructure and engage in spying here domestically, raising our concern that they may be contingency planning for future operations in the United States. And while we are not currently tracking a specific plot, given that disturbing history, we are keeping a close eye on what impact recent events may have on those terrorist groups’ intentions here in the United States.”


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anonymous
anonymous
9 days ago

Clinton & the FBI were warned after the first attempt . Did anyone believe it !!! Its fact , so don’t respond in the negative .

Alta Bubby
Alta Bubby
9 days ago

If course there will be, unfortunately.
Listen to the teachings if the Koran, their goals and aspirations.

Liberal brains are full of mush
Liberal brains are full of mush
9 days ago

And who is to blame for this? You and your senile boss in the white house.

Merrick Garland
Merrick Garland
9 days ago

No no no. WHITE supremacy is thee greatest threat facing this Nation!

Aguttenshabbos
Aguttenshabbos
9 days ago

Duh!!? Like we don’t know it without him telling us. What a genius I tell you. He’s just trying to do a CYA, so that he doesn’t look bad when it happens. And then like usual Biden, with the help of those pulling his strings will not know what to do and try to blame it on everyone and everything else but themselves.