STUART VARNEY (HOST): The FBI and Justice Department are warning of increased threats to law enforcement, following the raid. Terry Turchie is with us, he's a former deputy assistant director at the FBI. Terry, do these threats add up to domestic terrorism?
TERRY TURCHIE: Well, they certainly have the potential to do that, Stuart. And in the report that you just had, the term, “the temperature is up in the country,” any time the temperature is up in the country, especially in response to something like the FBI raid last week, you're going to have an increased threat of terrorism. So, it's only natural that from the domestic terror perspective, the report that was issued, that FBI agents, FBI personnel should be more alert and pay attention to what's going on. They could become more susceptible to this.
What really is troubling to me is — and I worked domestic terrorism all through the ‘90s, primarily on the frontlines in the mountains of North Carolina, and in the continental divide, when we were arresting the Unabomber and all the things that went with that. And I have to tell you that what is really mysterious to me here is, we try to foresee these things ahead of time. If you're going to take a step, you need to know the consequences or all the range of consequences of that step. And I just don’t think anything has come to light that would have merited what happened last week in the way that search was conducted.
And so, they actually asked for this, and you do not reduce the temperature in the country by this continuous display of bad decisions.