A claim that ISIS is in Mexico and planning attacks against the United States has been denied by the Department of Homeland Security, despite reports to the contrary.
Judicial Watch recently reported the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria) was operating in Juarez, Mexico, a city located just across the U.S. border of Texas.
Judicial Watch claimed that ISIS was planning to “attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED).” The report was said to be confirmed by high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence, and other sources and that a warning bulletin of an imminent terrorist attack had been issued.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesman told MailOnline that “we are aware of absolutely nothing credible to substantiate this claim” made by Judicial Watch.
“In Mexico?” the official said on the phone. “I haven't seen that at all.”
One hour before Judicial Watch posted their report, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a public statement that DHS and the FBI “are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland” from ISIS.
“The most detailed intelligence assessment that I can offer from here is that there is no evidence or indication right now that [ISIS] is actively plotting to attack the United States homeland,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest during a briefing. “That’s true right now.”
Judicial watch president Tom Fitton claims his sources were “golden” and called the government “so dishonest.”
“It's a non-denial denial,” Fitton said. “You could drive a truck bomb through that loophole. DHS has not denied our story.”
Fox News reported a three-page Texas law enforcement bulletin being circulated entitled “ISIS Interest on the US Southwest Border.”
“A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack,” warns the Texas Department of Public Safety "situational awareness" bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com.
“The Texas bulletin is not inconsistent with our information," Fitton said, but “our story highlights more specific and imminent warnings. It would not surprise us if it turns out the Texas bulletin is a watered-down-for-public-consumption-version of what our sources report.”
FoxNews.com would not confirm whether the Texas bulletin stated there were warnings about an imminent terrorist attack.
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