This is troubling.
Courtesy of Just Security:
A special unit within the Federal Bureau of Investigation that handles war crimes may be shut down imminently, according to officials familiar with the administration’s decision-making process. The FBI’s International Human Rights Unit takes the lead on investigating individuals within the United States who have been accused of committing international crimes, including war crimes, torture, genocide, female genital mutilation, and the recruitment of child soldiers. It also investigates international crimes committed against or by U.S. citizens abroad and enforces immigration statutes that can be invoked against abusers who cannot be prosecuted for their underlying crimes for whatever reason.
The rationale for suddenly scaling back the United States’ commitment to investigating and prosecuting war criminals is unclear.
Yeah, why would the Trump Administration want to arbitrarily do away with an FBI unit that handles international crimes?
Unless there was somebody they were trying to protect that might be guilty of something like that of course.
Things that make you go hmmm.