Sunday, June 19, 2016

How Does the FBI Watch List Work? And Could It Have Prevented Orlando?

Wired ^ | 6/17/2016 | Kim Zetter 

Of all the details investigators have uncovered about Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, perhaps the most infuriating is the fact that he spent 10 months on a government watch list, yet had no trouble buying an assault rifle and a handgun.
Authorities placed Mateen on a watch list in May 2013 after coworkers at the Florida courthouse where he was a security guard told authorities he boasted of connections to al Qaeda and other terrorists organizations. He remained on the list for 10 months, and FBI Director James Comey told reporters this week that during that time the agency placed Mateen under surveillance and had confidential sources meet with him.
But the feds removed Mateen from the list in March 2014, after concluding that he had no significant links to terrorism beyond attending the same mosque as an American suicide bomber who died in Syria. “We don’t keep people under investigation indefinitely,” Comey said, adding that he doesn’t see anything that his agents should have done differently.
Comey didn’t identify the list Mateen was on, but an unnamed official told the Daily Beast that he was in two databases, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment database and the Terrorist Screening Database, more commonly called the terrorist watch list.
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AG Lynch: Obama's Endorsement Not Conflict Of Interest With FBI Investigation

Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-19-16 | Wayne Dupree 

Let me start off by saying any news anchor that thinks they will get a straight and truthful answer from anyone in the Obama administration has to be as dumb as the day is long.

Why even attempt to ask anyone one in government a question like this when they've been lying to the American people for years. Is ridiculous how we who use common sense can peep out when the mainstream media is pushing their agenda once again.
No this is not a conflict of interest for me, for the department or for anyone. We will continue to do all of our work the same way in which we've always have, with the interest of the American people.
How many of you believe this statement from Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch? She knows that she talked to Barack Obama about the case that involves Hillary Clinton, but she's not going to go on the main television Sunday Talk Shows and tell Chris Wallace of FOXNews or anyone else that's what the conversation was about.
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I'm not stupid, and I'm not dumb. They talked about Hillary and a whole lot more stuff. Also, when you watch the video below, listen to how Lynch categorized the investigation "the emails." Just so that you know, this is about way more than emails.
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