Judicial Watch uncovered documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that evidence a “hands off list,” which essentially removed nearly 1,000 suspected individuals with ties to Islamic terrorist groups– specifically after the Boston Marathon bombing, which included the San Bernardino killers.
Obama’s priority was to ensure that the “civil rights of suspected terrorists” were protected by REMOVING them from the Terror Watch List and Terrorist Screening Database– instead of protecting U.S. citizens from threats both foreign and domestic.
Thanks to Senator Charles Grassley who released internal DHS emails, it became apparent that there was actually a “terrorist ‘hands off’ list” of individuals with potential links to terrorist groups already on U.S. soil– that law enforcement could not investigate.
Judicial Watch sued DHS on February, 2015, which resulted in the DHS releasing 183 pages of documents that evidence the “law enforcement agency” tasked with protecting Americans from terrorist threats– literally deleted data about 1,000 people from the “Terrorist Screening Database”– in order to protect “the civil rights of suspected Islamic terrorist groups.”
The “massive ‘hands off’ list” removed data from the terrorist watch list, which Judicial Watch argues, “could have helped prevent the San Bernardino terrorist attack.”