Joe Biden’s DHS is refusing to brief members of Congress on terror plots unless they agree to an absurd policy just implemented by DHS.
That policy requires members of Congress to get permission from the criminals themselves before DHS will release the information.
Here’s more via Fox News:
Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee want answers about a new Department of Homeland Security policy that lawmakers say requires them to get privacy release waivers from criminal non-citizens accused of terror and assassination plots, in order for DHS to give them information about the threats.
In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, obtained by Fox News Digital, Republicans on the committee say the agency “has implemented a new policy requiring Members of Congress to obtain signed privacy release waivers from criminal non-U.S. citizens, including those illegally in the United States, and submit that waiver to the Department before the Department will provide the Committee with general information about the threats posed by such individuals.”
They say the policy was communicated to them after they requested briefings about two alleged plots. The first was an alleged ISIS-inspired plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush, and the second an alleged July 4 mass shooting plot by two illegal immigrants.
“It is unconscionable that DHS would implement or maintain any policy or practice to directly or indirectly inhibit Congress’s ability to conduct timely, highly relevant oversight that may require legislative action,” the letter by Reps. John Katko, R-NY, August Pfluger, R-Texas, and Mayra Flores, R-Texas, says.
This is absolute insanity. It makes you wonder what DHS is trying to hide from Congress, that they would implement such a ridiculous policy.
After all, what criminal would agree to a waiver like this?
But even more so, Congress has a right to this information without such barriers being put in place. The Executive Branch is funded by taxpayer money and thus they are obliged to report this information to congressional members.
You can bet Mayorkas will be questioned about this absurdity at his next hearing and I hope Republicans give him hell over it. In fact they all should, to be honest, because it affects reporting to all Congress members.