“Among DVE [domestic violent extremist] actors, WSEs [white supremacist extremists] conducted half of all lethal attacks (8 of 16), resulting in the majority of deaths (39 of 48),” read the drafts.
In a recent MSNBC interview, US Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said, “I have no qualms criticizing the white supremacy threat. Neither does the secretary, neither does the Department of Homeland Security. We recognize when those people act out violently, that they show the highest level of lethality, meaning if you compare the number of violent incidents to the numbers of deaths, the numbers of deaths relative to the incidents is very high compared to other types of threats.”
Additionally, Russia will most likely be “the primary covert foreign influence actor and purveyor of disinformation and misinformation,” state the drafts, which add that “foreign terrorist organizations will continue to call for Homeland attacks but probably will remain constrained in their ability to direct such plots over the next year.”
In addition to the aforementioned threats, the Trump administration has also made going after far-left violent extremists, such as those who call themselves Antifa, or “Anti-fascist,” a priority, especially amid riots in cities nationwide following the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police.