FBI director says hundreds arrested in past year in terrorism cases


FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is testifying Wednesday before a Senate committee about security threats, where Democrats are likely to press him about the role White House officials played in the bureau’s investigation of sexual assault claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Wray appeared alongside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a hearing about security threats held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

In his opening statement, Wray said the FBI is currently engaged in thousands of terrorism investigations.

“Right now as I sit here, we’re currently investigating about 5,000 terrorism cases across America and around the world and about 1,000 of those cases are homegrown violent extremists, and they’re in all 50 states,” said Wray, adding: “In the last year or so we’ve made hundreds of arrests of terrorism subjects.”

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Source: The Washington Post