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America First Legal Forces DHS to SHUT DOWN “Expert” Panel

Okay folks, here’s some good news.

America First Legal just got a massive win over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and now they’ve caved under pressure.

The DHS is dissolving a panel of so-called “experts” that posed a threat to Americans’ free speech rights.

Alejandro Mayorkas brought on James Clapper and John Brennan, you know, those two guys that lied to Congress, to advise on national security matters at the DHS.

This victory really highlights the importance of holding government agencies accountable.

We hold the power.

It’s important to remind those in office that they can’t do as they please.

RedState reports:

America First Legal (AFL) scored a major victory against the Biden Administration as it successfully pressured Biden’s DHS into dissolving the panel of “experts” that was ultimately a threat to American’s free speech rights.

As RedState previously reported, Alejandro Mayorkas brought on James Clapper and John Brennan to take part in a panel of national security “experts” to help with issues regarding “terrorism, fentanyl, transborder issues, and emerging technology,” at the DHS.

Both men are credibly accused of lying to Congress and you’ll know them as two of the men responsible for declaring the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop being “Russian disinformation,” a lie that ended up having positive effects for Biden during the 2020 election.

According to the DHS, this group of experts that these two men would be taking part in would hold “a wide range of views and perspectives, with a membership that includes former senior intelligence officials, journalists, and prominent human rights and civil liberties advocates.”

As Becky Noble wrote, Mayorkas said this group is to see to the security of America by collecting and disseminating intelligence, but Sen. Josh Hawley wasn’t convinced:

Secretary Mayorkas said in a statement after the group was announced that “The security of the American people depends on our capacity to collect, generate, and disseminate actionable intelligence to our federal, state, local, territorial, tribal, campus, and private sector partners.” But perhaps Sen. Hawley and other Republicans on the Committee are curious, in light of the track record of some of those who make up the membership of the group and the recent appeals court ruling on the Biden administration’s relationship with social media, as to what their and Secretary Mayorkas’ definition of “security” might be.

Hawley demanded the firing of these two individuals from this DHS panel of “experts” which he said was formed to censor free speech:

Enlisting the support of these discredited officials as the nation prepares for the 2024 presidential election appears to signal that DHS will continue its attempts to censor speech that is inconvenient to the current Administration.

It was clear that this panel was dangerous from the word “go,” and as such, America First Legal decided to take action. Now, thanks to the threat of a lawsuit by the AFL, Mayorkas’s panel of experts is no more.

What will Clapper and Brennan do now with all their extra free time since their panel has been shutdown?


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