Biden’s DHS Caught Maintaining Secret Domestic Intelligence Program

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Biden's DHS caught maintaining secret domestic intelligence program

Biden’s DHS has been secretly maintaining a domestic intelligence program that allows agency officials to interrogate Americans without their lawyers present, according to a report.

The secret program is called the “Overt Human Intelligence Collection Program” and enables Biden officials to interview Americans in prison and jail, along with illegal migrants at immigrant detention centers, according to internal DHS documents obtained by Politico:

Under the domestic-intelligence program, officials are allowed to seek interviews with just about anyone in the United States. That includes people held in immigrant detention centers, local jails, and federal prison. DHS’s intelligence professionals have to say they’re conducting intelligence interviews, and they have to tell the people they seek to interview that their participation is voluntary. But the fact that they’re allowed to go directly to incarcerated people — circumventing their lawyers — raises important civil liberties concerns, according to legal experts.

That specific element of the program, which has been in place for years, was paused last year because of internal concerns. DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which runs the program, uses it to gather information about threats to the U.S., including transnational drug trafficking and organized crime. But the fact that this low-profile office is collecting intelligence by questioning people in the U.S. is virtually unknown.

The inner workings of the program — called the “Overt Human Intelligence Collection Program” — are described in the large tranche of internal documents POLITICO reviewed from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Those documents and additional interviews revealed widespread internal concerns about legally questionable tactics and political pressure. The documents also show that people working there fear punishment if they speak out about mismanagement and abuses.

Breitbart.com reports: According to the report, an unnamed employee in the trove of documents allegedly said that the Overt Human Intelligence Collection Program’s office “is ‘shady’ and ‘runs like a corrupt government.’” A second document reportedly showed employees also claimed the program raised so many red flags that they wanted the program to pay for legal liability insurance.

Carrie Bachner, a former DHS undersecretary for intelligence, told Politico if the secret intelligence program exists to question Americans, it is immoral.

“I don’t know any counsel in their right mind that would sign off on that, and any member of Congress that would say, ‘That’s OK,’” Bachner said. “If these people are out there interviewing folks that still have constitutional privileges, without their lawyer present, that’s immoral.”

“What do they do with that information they collect, and is it legal?” Bachner questioned. “Where do they store that information?”

Politico reported a major theme in the internal documents was that many program employees worried they were breaking the law, which raised disputes about how United States law applies to the program’s interactions with Americans.

15 Comments

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  4. Duh. The Patriot Act and the NDAA have given unbelievable power to the FBI to spy, cajole and hold without charge anyone they deem a potential threat. That would be you or me. The Jan. 6th prisoners have been held for over two years without a trial. That is unconstitutional but reveals that we no longer HAVE a working Constitution – that is, we have no mechanism to reign in the egregious violation of our human rights. And those who post comments such as this on too many places can expect a knock on the door and we will never hear about it.

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