This week, we learned that a Coast Guard lieutenant and self-styled “white nationalist” had stockpiled a cache of weapons and compiled a hitlist of prominent politicians and journalists. His apparent intent: “to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.” This is a terrifying and disturbing too-real instance where we are seeing in real time the violent consequences of the Trump Administration’s failure to sufficiently combat the threats posed by white supremacist groups. Federal prosecutors have labeled him a “domestic terrorist,” and one he appears. As this case transpires, anticipate calls for new authorities and resources to investigate and prosecute under this label. But watch out, as the history of U.S. counterterrorism suggests that such enhancements will not be used against people like this guy, but the very Americans he was targeting.