Leading up to the 9/11 anniversary last week, several media outlets reported that the terrorist organization Islamic State, or ISIS, had operatives stationed near America’s porous southern border to await an impending strike on the homeland.
The reports stemmed from a Judicial Watch article citing numerous federal sources confirming that the border patrol and other law enforcement agencies had been put on high alert. Thankfully, no such attack took place last Thursday; however, the site reports this week that U.S. officials assure the threat still exists.
In response to its breaking coverage of this story, JW reported Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke called several federal agencies in an apparent effort to prevent sources from divulging any more information about the looming danger posed by Islamic terrorists in Mexico.
“He called the El Paso offices of the [Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Border Patrol] asking if anyone was talking to Judicial Watch,” a source told the outlet this week.
Following O’Rourke’s reported calls, high-ranking federal officials sent emails to the agencies threatening criminal prosecution against anyone revealing pertinent information regarding this issue, JW asserted.
— Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) September 17, 2014
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Meanwhile, a spokesperson for O’Rourke denied the congressman had any such conversation with the federal agents.
For JW, the sordid narrative seems suspicious:
“Is it possible that the administration called upon a trusted ally, a federal lawmaker from the targeted area, to silence the whistle blowers?” the article’s writer wondered.
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