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DOJ Signals Desire To Elevate Efforts On Domestic Terrorism, After Weird Dance Of Trump Era

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08:  Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice John Carlin testifies as his wife Sarah listens during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Carlin has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice John Carlin testifies as his wife Sarah listens during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Jud... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice John Carlin testifies as his wife Sarah listens during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Carlin has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 26, 2021 3:13 p.m.

The Justice Department signaled Friday it wanted to put a spotlight on its work responding to and disrupting domestic terrorism, marking a turn from the Trump era when any acknowledgement of a rise in far-right extremism could be met with a scolding from the then-president.

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