Russia Contacted US Government ‘Multiple’ Times

April 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Russian authorities alerted the US government not once but “multiple’’ times over their concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev — including a second time nearly a year after he was first interviewed by FBI agents in Boston — raising new questions about whether the FBI should have focused more attention on the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, according to US senators briefed on the probe Tuesday.

The FBI has previously said it interviewed Tsarnaev in early 2011 after it was initially contacted by the Russians. After that review, the FBI has said, it determined he did not pose a threat.

In a closed briefing on Tuesday, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee learned that Russia alerted the United States about Tsarnaev in “multiple contacts’’ — including “at least once since October 2011,’’ said Richard Burr, a Republican of North Carolina, speaking with reporters afterward.

Senators said the briefing also revealed failures among federal agencies to share vital information about Tsarnaev, indicating, they said, that the US government still has not established a strong system to “connect the dots’’ about would-be terrorists residing in America more than a decade after 9/11.

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  1. bob s says:

    it looks to me that the whole bunch in Washington needs to be replaced with Americans who are concerned about our safety and not whether it is politically correct<<< from the President on down to the congress and replace them with some good ole red neck boys from mid america.. I can promise you we would get it turned around in a flash… its time to get the traitors out before they completely give our freedom away….

  2. The DHS is only for the purpose of controlling ordinary citizens. It would betray DHS interests in expanding our Police State to handle all terrorist threats. They wouldn’t have any terrorist events to spur their activities.

    As it is, a homeowner apprehended the terrorist without a gun, and hundreds of Police officers could not arrest the unarmed terrorist without shooting him multiple times. We need to disband the DHS dufus squad, the regime changing CIA, and maybe the FBI. While we were waiting for hundreds of Police to arrest Tsarnaev, the thought came to me that I bet my grandfather could have arrested him.

    Many years ago, my grandfather was a deputy sheriff – maybe in the 30s or 40s. He never carried a gun, and he once arrested a man who had a knife. My grandfather just asked him for the knife, and he complied. In this case, the boat owner didn’t get shot, so it is unlikely the terrorist was armed. By that time, the terrorist was a scared lonely injured kid with no place else to go and no place left to hide. His leader, his own brother, was likely dead, and his cause was over.

  3. Crazy Mainer says:

    If the Department of Homeland Security didn’t collect the information and share it, why not? That was their Prime Directive when Pres. Bush created that department. Something stinks in Washington and the stench is getting worse.

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