FBI Concerned About Coordinated Terror Attack In U.S. Similar To Moscow Concert Hall Attack
A member of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) poses for an ilustrative photo during a press conference between the Colombian Judicial Police (DIJIN), the Ministry of Defense and representatives of U.S. government agencies; DEA, FBI and Homeland Security (HSI) in Bogota, Colombia, March 29, 2023.
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Federal law enforcement officials are concerned that terrorists could launch a coordinated attack in the U.S. that is similar to the ISIS-K terrorist attack that was carried out in Russia last month.

Reuters reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray was set to relay this warning to the House of Representatives during a hearing on Thursday.

“Looking back over my career in law enforcement, I’d be hard-pressed to think of a time where so many threats to our public safety and national security were so elevated all at once,” Christopher Wray says in prepared remarks. “But that is the case as I sit here today.”

Several ISIS-K terrorists stormed a concert hall in Moscow late last month and opened fire with automatic while simultaneously setting the sold out venue on fire, killing more than 140 people.

Wray will say that an increasing threat in the U.S. “is the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia Concert Hall a couple weeks ago.”

He is expected to push House lawmakers to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is a critical U.S. surveillance program that is used to monitor foreign threats to the U.S.

The program, which is set to expire next month unless it is renewed, has faced scrutiny in recent years after it was abused by some federal law enforcement officials.


However, officials have tightened up the way that the system can be accessed to cut down on instances of abuse, including forcing agents to “type a specific justification for every search, receive annual training and get approval from an attorney before any ‘batch job’ that will run more than 100 names against the system,” The Washington Post’s Editorial Board wrote this week.

“The Justice Department says these changes led to a 98 percent drop in the number of U.S. person queries of the 702 database, from 2.9 million in 2021 to 119,383 in 2022 and 57,094 in 2023,” the article added. “Audits have shown virtually all of them complied with the rules. The FBI has also established escalating consequences for misusing the system, from taking away access to criminal referrals.”

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