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Feds Lost Two Known or Suspected Terrorists

The U.S. Marshal Service has been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice Department Inspector General’s report obtained by CNN.

The Marshals have concluded that “one individual was and the other individual was believed to be residing outside of the United States.”

The news comes from an audit of the Witness Security Program by the IG’s office , which states that “the Department did not definitively know how many known or suspected terrorists were admitted into the WITSEC program,” among other “significant issues concerning national security.” The report makes 16 recommendations.

The “Interim Report on the Department of Justice’s Handling of Known or Suspected Terrorists Admitted Into the Federal Witness Security Program” notes that while in the midst of an audit of the WITSEC program, the Inspector General felt the need to notify the Justice Department of national security vulnerabilities, and the IG’s office “developed the interim report to help ensure that the Department promptly and sufficiently addressed the deficiencies we found.”

The news comes in the midst of a week of horrible news for the Obama administration, with revelations that the Justice Department secretly collected months of phone records for reporters and editors at The Associated Press; renewed speculation over the White House’s response to the Benghazi attack; and revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups.

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  • Bruce Stroh

    LMAO!!! I love it! Karma is kicking BHOsama in the nuts at last — with a cactus! — and I’m still alive to see it! “Obama bumper-sticker: $5.00; an autographed picture of the One: $1000.00; watching BHOsama’s house of cards crumble around him: PRICELESS!”

  • Pirinno

    There is a major electric utility in So. Cal. that was given evidence of an employee trying to gain access to computing systems using other peoples credentials.
    All they did was fire the one who followed corporate policy and protected the violator of NERC-CIP cyber security policies.

  • For whatever reason, whenever I try to post to twitter using the link provided, it refuses to allow it by saying the post is too long. If I copy and paste the same text on twitter itself, there is no problem. Would you be kind enough to fix that glitch please JMM?

  • Would love to see him swingin’ at the end of a rope. The only fitting punishment for him.

  • Robert S Moulds

    They should have stayed in camp x ray who knows what damage they will do.

  • Why, in God’s Name, are we putting Terrorists into the WITSEC Program !?!

    I would propose arranging for the to ‘meet their Maker’, instead !