The FBI has huddled with Mexican authorities in Ciudad Juarez to develop a “press strategy” in response to reports of an presence just across the border in Mexico, according to a Washington watchdog.
Judicial Watch, which has a long history of exposing government misbehavior, has released a new report claiming ISIS activities near America’s southern border.
WND reported earlier this week Judicial Watch’s claim that ISIS is running a camp just a few miles from the Texas border.
“A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW,” the watchdog now says.
Federal officials, meanwhile, are denying the Judicial Watch report.
But the organization says it has been told “FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican army officers and Mexican federal police officials.”
“The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate,” Judicial Watch said.
“Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region,” the organization continued, “but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.
“A Mexican army field grade officer and a Mexican federal police inspector were among the sources that confirmed to JW that ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas. The base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as ‘Anapra’ situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.”
The report from Judicial Watch earlier this week followed other reports from the organization in recent months that Islamic terrorists have been captured in Texas after coming across the U.S. border from Mexico.
“They were caught at the border … therefore, we know that ISIS is coming across the border,” he said. “If they catch five or 10 of them, we know there are dozens more that did not get caught.”
Judicial Watch said it confirmed its information after Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was interviewed by the Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren.
Hunter said that if the administration really wants to protect Americans from ISIS, it needs to secure the southern border.
“It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons,” he said. “The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.”
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