Before the January 6th insurrection, thousands of pages of reports never used the term "Trump supporters." The security forces couldn't conceive that thousands of white people, many dressed in military garb, could seek to overthrow their government.
"It was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration.... Unfortunately, this action is warranted by recent events," Wolf wrote in his resignation.
"There is no established system to employ the military if the president himself is the instigator of an insurrection," an official told Newsweek.
The law enforcement and security people responsible for maintaining order in D.C. weren't ready, weren't properly organized and weren't impartial.
Conspiracy theories about 5G technology are growing in size and intensity-—and finding connections with the pandemic.
"There was minimal security leadership at the top," said the cybersecurity expert, who left SolarWinds after giving his warning.
A high-profile cybersecurity attack has threatened government agencies and businesses, but the president remains silent on the issue.
"CISA expects that removing this threat actor from compromised environments will be highly complex and challenging for organizations," the agency under the Department of Homeland Security warned.
Although the issue was fixed in November 2019, it raises questions about the company's security safeguards.
The company removed a webpage touting its many Fortune 500 clients "as a courtesy to our customers."
The Department of Homeland Security said it is "aware of cyberbreaches across the federal government."
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said he had been briefed by Homeland Security officials about their preparations for higher numbers of people arriving at the border from Central America.
Many Democratic politicians tweeted their support for the New York judge's DACA ruling on reinstating the program.
"ICE should listen to the medical and public health experts who want the agency to stop terrorizing our communities and deporting harmless people during this pandemic. It's needless, cruel, and undermines the COVID-19 containment efforts," Warren tweeted on Wednesday.
The president fired Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, who rejected claims of election fraud.
Graham said Saturday that Twitter moderators believe the Department of Homeland Security is more of a threat than the ayatollah of Iran.
Former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor has revealed he is the previously unidentified author of a New York Times op-ed and book critical of the Trump administration.
"Donald Trump has created, in my opinion, the favorable conditions that have allowed these domestic terrorist groups to rise," Miles Taylor said.
Former officials have a "moral duty" to voice their concerns about his presidency, said Miles Taylor, the ex-chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.
Senator Tammy Duckworth said that the camouflage uniforms worn by both federal agents and members of the military caused "fear and division" in cities where protests occurred.
Local officials said federal law enforcement, not police, fired the gas at protesters gathered outside a building of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will introduce acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf at a Senate nomination hearing next week, with the aim of making Wolf's position permanent following reports that he has been illegally serving as acting secretary.
Federal judge Paula Xinis said in her Friday ruling that Chad Wolf may have "filled the role of Acting Secretary without authority."
The whistleblower complaint was filed by former acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has urged the Mayor of Portland to "restore law and order" in the city and suggested Federal forces might have to be deployed there.
Elizabeth Neumann was assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and said she feared the rhetoric coming from the White House administration.
Donovan Pham Nguyen, 34, of Riverside, spent years pretending to be a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations, according to court documents.
"We don't have any authority to do that at the department," Chad Wolf said.
The head of the Department of Homeland Security said he immediately terminated a program that monitored journalists who had published leaked DHS documents after the Washington Post ran a July 30 story uncovering the controversial practice.