Emails, comments by Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation, and Peter Chalk, senior political scientist, received from Lisa Sodders, media relations officer, Office of Media Relations, the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif., April 18, 2013

From: Sodders, Lisa

Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:25 PM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: RE: PolitiFact fact check urgent inquiry

Brian Michael Jenkins, terrorism expert at RAND, said he has not seen any evidence to support the claim.

6:09 pm

Peter Chalk, RAND senior political scientist: “I am almost certain this is not true. They may have some connections in South America (especially in the tri-border region) but I have never heard of anything in Mexico.”

Lisa Sodders

Media Relations Officer

The RAND Corporation

Office of Media Relations

Santa Monica, CA