The case drew the “concern” of the State Department and the DHS’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office. Not because it alerted frontline officers to a threat to the nation’s security, but because the Obama administration believed it unfairly singled out Muslims.
To the astonishment of Haney and many of his colleagues at the National Targeting Center – which provides background and actionable intelligence to Customs and Border Protection agents – the Obama administration ultimately shut down the case.
The intelligence was ignored despite having been used to connect members of the movement to terrorist organizing and financing at the highest levels, including for Hamas and al-Qaida.
In addition, 67 records of individuals and organizations linked to the case that Haney had compiled were completely eliminated by orders from “upper management.” via WND