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FBI's Mueller Warns of Terrorist Plots

Terrorists could attempt to influence the outcome of this year’s U.S. presidential election by launching attacks in America and overseas, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mueller also said Islamic extremists have changed tactics and are focusing on recruiting local sympathizers who are less likely to arouse suspicion than outsiders sent into a country to conduct terrorist operations. The deadly March 11 train bombings in Madrid, which were a factor in the ouster of a pro-U.S. Spanish government, could embolden al-Qaida or other extremists to attack the United States during this summer’s presidential nominating conventions in New York and Boston, Mueller said. “In the wake of what happened in Madrid we have to be concerned about the possibility of terrorists attempting to influence elections in the United States by committing a terrorist act,” Mueller said. Full Story

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