Jeh Johnson Warns: ‘Lone Wolf Could Strike at Any Moment’
RADDATZ: "Let me go back to some of these statements by Director Comey. It’s like they’re saying kill, kill, kill all day long. There is nothing different between inspired and directed. If you can’t travel, they’re saying kill where you are. Are you as concerned as Director Comey? Would you say this is the urgency that we should be concerned about? Kill, kill, kill?"
JOHNSON: "We’re very definitely in a new phase in the global terrorist threat, where the so-called lone wolf could strike at any moment. Which is why the FBI in my judgment has done an excellent job of interdicting those who are attempting to travel to Syria, who commit overt acts in furtherance of material support to terrorism. It is a new environment, but we are not discouraging Americans from doing the things they do on a daily basis."
RADDATZ: "We’ve had a strategy for countering violent extremism for about three years now. Is one of the problems it hasn’t really been implemented?"
JOHNSON: "I would disagree with that. Since I’ve been secretary, I have personally participated in engagements with community leaders, in the Islamic community and elsewhere. I’ve been to New York with Deputy Commissioner Miller, who I know is coming on, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and other places, where I personally meet with community leaders about countering violent extremism in their communities. That has to be part of our efforts in this new phase. And I think they’re making progress."
RADDATZ: "And are the local communities doing enough?"