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Biden orders assessment of domestic extremism risk, White House says

U.S. President Joe Biden has tasked his administration with completing a full assessment of the risk of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday (January 22).

The assessment will be completed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in coordination with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

“We want fact-based analysis, upon which we can shape policy,” she told reporters in a briefing.

Psaki also told reporters that the U.S. Senate should be able to move forward with both the trial of former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden’s agenda, beginning with Biden’s call for $1.9 trillion of fresh COVID-19 assistance for Americans and the U.S. economy.

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay.

During the wide ranging daily briefing, Psaki also told reporters that the U.S. still has a vital interest in deterring North Korea and will begin a thorough policy review of the current situation, adding that the Biden administration would work with allies on the matter.

(Production: Mana Rabiee)


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