President Trump is always two steps ahead!
In new reports just published, it appears as though President Trump and his DHS officials may have embedded secret agents within the Migrant Caravan!
I love it, go Trump!
This is why I love having Trump as my President! Always fighting for America and looking to get any edge he can get!
One report came from NBC News with the headline: "Feds have paid undercover informants in migrant caravan":
The Department of Homeland Security is gathering intelligence from paid undercover informants inside the migrant caravan that is now reaching the California-Mexico border as well as monitoring the text messages of migrants, according to two DHS officials.
The 4,000 migrants, mainly from Honduras, have used WhatsApp text message groups as a way to organize and communicate along their journey to the California border, and DHS personnel have joined those groups to gather that information.
The intelligence gathering techniques are combined with reports from DHS personnel working in Mexico with the government there in an effort to keep tabs on the caravan's size, movements and any potential security threats.
On Monday, DHS officials told reporters that their intelligence on Sunday night had indicated that a group of migrants wanted to run through the car lanes of a border crossing near San Diego. Customs and Border Protection shut down all northbound lanes of the crossing from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. as a result. However, the ambush was never attempted.
Paying informants, placing officers in the region or monitoring the communications of non-U.S. citizens is not illegal, said John Cohen, former acting undersecretary of intelligence for DHS, but it does raise some concerns about the allocation of resources.
"Those resources have to come from some place. They are not being devoted to thwarting terrorist threats, mass shootings, mailed fentanyl coming into the country or cyberattacks," said Cohen.
The Washington Examiner had more:
The Trump administration has paid informants embedded within a caravan of Central American migrants who are leaking information about the group's movements and other details to Homeland Security officials, according to a report published Tuesday afternoon.
An NBC report did not specify how many informants the department had inside the moving group, whether they were migrants or U.S. officials, and how much they are being compensated. U.S. officials on Monday estimated that up to 10,500 people were traveling to the U.S. in a handful of different cararvans.
The government has been reading messages migrants are sending through messaging app WhatsApp to learn where they are headed.
DHS and CBP officials did not respond to requests for comment about the report.
On Monday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection shut down all northbound vehicular traffic traveling from Tijuana into San Diego, Calif., through the San Ysidro port of entry. DHS said the decision to halt all incoming traffic from Mexico into San Diego, Calif., at the nation's largest border crossing overnight was based on reports some migrants from Central America planned to storm through one of its ports.
DHS officials on a call with reporters Monday afternoon did not disclose additional ways it may have attained the information.
DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said the department has the responsibility of looking into incidents like the caravan.
"While not commenting on sources or methods, it would be It would be malpractice for the United States to be ignorant about the migrants — including many criminals — attempting to entry our country. We have an obligation to ensure we know who is crossing our borders to protect against threats to the Homeland and any indication to the contrary is misinformed," Waldman told NBC.