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He allegedly oversaw and approved their political and electoral interference operations in the United States which included the purchase of American computer server space, the creation of hundreds of fictitious online personas, and the use of stolen identities of persons from the United States, these actions were allegedly taken to reach significant numbers of Americans for the purposes of interfering with the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential Election.
This investigation is of the highest priority for Federal Bureau of Investigation and involves more than 20 Federal Bureau of Investigation field offices across the country, although at this time no explosive devices have been found at any of the locations, The FBI takes all threats with the utmost seriousness and we are committed to thoroughly and aggressively investigating these threats.
From the start, this has been a thorough and deliberate investigation. Due to technical challenges accessing lawfully acquired evidence that was encrypted, this investigation has taken significantly longer than expected. However, we are confident that it has uncovered the key facts and that we have done everything in our ability to provide answers to all those impacted by this horrible attack.
Last month, the FBI obtained a search warrant to conduct a site survey underneath the Pulaski Skyway, on October 25th and 26th, FBI personnel from the Newark and Detroit field offices completed the survey, and that data is currently being analyzed. Because the affidavit in support of the search warrant was sealed by the court, we are unable to provide any additional information.
Based upon the suspect’s route of travel to the DNC and from the DNC to the RNC, and the manner in which the suspect carries the backpack after placing the pipe bomb at the DNC, the FBI believes the suspect had a location in the vicinity of Folger Park from which the person was operating, reviews of the suspect’s behavior in video footage and interviews with residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood have led the FBI to believe the suspect is not from the area.
Following the assassination of President Moise, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a US State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual.
On May 27th, KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Thomas Blevins was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. In the message, Thomas Blevins made a specific threat that included WalMart. Working with The FBI, KCSO Investigators confirmed Mr. Blevins' capability of following through with the threat and moved immediately to arrest Thomas Blevins.
Our efforts are focused on identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals that are inciting violence and engaging in criminal activity, as we do in the normal course of business, we are gathering information to identify any potential threatsand are sharing that information with our partners. The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights.
The incarcerated fraudsters — who typically bribe guards to acquire cell phones — would choose an affluent area such as Beverly Hills, California, they would search the Internet to learn the correct area code and telephone dialing prefix. Then, with nothing but time on their hands, they would start dialing numbers in sequence, trolling for victims.
With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it, as expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.
Investigators developed information to suggest that Faye Hsin-I Ku crossed the border illegally from San Diego to Tijuana with the three children on August 29, 2015, the FBI’s Legal Attach( Legat) office in Legat Mexico City pursued a series of leads to identify their location and passed information to Mexican officials, who took prompt action, assuring the safety of the children.
Investigators will work to identify the person or group responsible, the motivation and whether religious bias was a factor, all evidence will be reviewed by state and federal prosecutors to determine whether a violation under federal civil rights statutes occurred. The FBI is committed to ensure law-abiding citizens are protected and to deter those who would threaten them.
At this time, there is no specific or credible threat to the United States. We will not hesitate to adjust our security posture, as appropriate, to protect the American people, dHS and the FBI routinely share information with our state, local, federal and international law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security partners, and continually evaluate the level of protection we provide at federal facilities.
We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there, further, North Korea's attack on SPE reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States. Though the FBI has seen a wide variety and increasing number of cyber intrusions, the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart.