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FBI and CIA are urged to boost intel gathering on foreign White supremacist groups

April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A former CIA analyst turned Democratic congresswoman is urging the country's top national security officials to increase US intelligence gathering on foreign White supremacist groups so they can be designated as terrorist organizations.

Washington (CNN)A former CIA analyst turned Democratic congresswoman is urging the country's top national security officials to increase US intelligence gathering on foreign White supremacist groups so they can be designated as terrorist organizations.

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan sent letters to FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director William Burns on Friday asking them to "prioritize resources" directed toward foreign White supremacist groups.

The fear among some US national security officials is that these foreign groups could inspire American White supremacists, and potentially provide them with training and resources to carry out violent attacks on the US.

The former senior official said State Department officials focused on designating these groups for possible sanctions are likely pushing for more intelligence-gathering in this space -- but that there are limited resources for spying on White supremacist groups.

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