Report: Justice Department’s witness protection program loses track of two ‘known or suspected terrorists’
The U.S. Department of Justice has lost track of two “known or suspected terrorists” that were under the care of a federal witness protection program.
The U.S. Marshal Service has been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice Department Inspector General’s report obtained by CNN.
The Marshals have concluded that “one individual was and the other individual was believed to be residing outside of the United States.”
The news is yet another set-back for President Obama as he seeks to get past three other concurrent scandals plaguing his administration — including his administration’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservatives and the Justice Department’s secret seizure of Associated Press phone records.