DHS issues rare warning about high domestic terror threat

In a new bulletin, the Department of Homeland Security warned that right-wing militants “emboldened by” the Capitol riots may “target elected officials and government facilities.”
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We turn to that stark new warning from the department of homeland security. Growing threats of violence from homegrown extremists in the wake of the capitol siege, the first national terrorism advisory from dhs in a year and Pierre Thomas is in Washington with the latest. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Good morning. Alarmed by that violent insurrection at the capitol and a steady stream of new intelligence, some authorities fear that the threat of domestic terrorism right now is as high as it's been in recent memory. This morning, the nation often on alert warning the public and police that the threat from domestic terror is high. According to the new bulletin right wing militants and lone wolves may target elected officials and government facilities and may be emboldened by the January 6th breach of the U.S. Capitol. They are out there. They're angry, they're disenfranchised. They're upset that president trump lost. Reporter: In a sign this threat is real the FBI announcing charges against Ian Rogers, after authorizes say they discovered an arsenal of 49 firearms and five fully functional pipe bombs after searching his home and business. The FBI claims Rogers was angry because president trump lost and was preparing for an attack allegedly texting, I want to blow up a Democrat building bad. I hope 45, president trump, goes to war. If he doesn't, I will. An attorney for Rogers says nothing indicates that he was actually planning an attack but according to an FBI affidavit authorities fear that Rogers of napa may have had his sights on the California's governor's office after recovering threatening text messages on his phone. Law enforcement on edge across the country as the FBI races to arrest all those who staged the insurrection on capitol hill. The massive scale of the probe becoming clearer. 400 suspects identified. Hungs more under investigation. And in a startling conspiracy indictment released last night justice department prosecutors claim that some Misch that members are planning a response to trump's loss as early as November and 40 members coordinated during the attack on the capitol and told sedition charges can be coming, robin. Now to a David versus goliath showdown.

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