On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz held a hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, which he chairs. The subject was the Obama administration’s willful blindness when it comes to radical Islamic terrorism.
Another of the star witnesses was Phil Haney, a DHS whistleblower. Haney testified that 820 documents were modified or purged from counterterrorism databases, most of them dealing with the relationship between American Muslim Brotherhood figures and global jihadist networks. The purge was undertaken at the behest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
It’s easy to understand why the Brotherhood wants to conceal its involvement in global jihad. Why the Obama administration wants to conceal it is a more complicated question.
The Obama administration was not around to explain. Sen. Cruz invited senior administration officials to testify, but they refused. Perhaps at some point their testimony will be compelled via subpoena.
Here is yesterday’s hearing in its entirety.