U.S. Justice Department forming unit to counter domestic terrorism

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Reuters

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration is creating a new unit in the Justice Department to counter domestic terrorism following last year’s deadly U.S. Capitol attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump, a senior official said on Tuesday. “We face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists – that is, individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals,” Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general of the department’s National Security Division, told a hearing b…

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