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The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months and found nothing. Here's why
The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 14, 2016 3:00 A.M. PST | Del Quentin Wilber

Posted on 07/14/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT by keat

The veteran FBI agent and a local sheriff’s deputy took no chances when they got a credible tip about a potential terrorist.

In a joint operation, they ran his name through a maze of federal criminal and terrorism databases and scrutinized his telephone records for suspicious contacts.

Without a warrant, they couldn’t read his emails or listen to his calls. But they watched him from unmarked vehicles to track his daily routine and to see whom he met.

They deployed two confidential informants more than a dozen times to secretly record his conversations. They interviewed him twice and convinced him to provide a written statement — in which he admitted he previously had lied to agents.

In the end, after a counter-terrorism investigation that stretched from May 2013 to March 2014, the agent and his supervisor concluded that Omar Mateen was not a threat and closed the case.

Just over two years later, on June 12, the 29-year-old security guard strode into a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and massacred 49 people and wounded dozens more in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. He pledged allegiance to Islamic State before he was killed by police.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2013; 201305; 2014; 201403; 201606; 20160612; 20160613; fbi; fbimateen; gwot; jttf; mateen; mullr; omarmateen; orlando; pulsenightclub; robertmueller
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From the article: The day after the attack, FBI Director James B. Comey broadly outlined the 2013-2014 investigation to reporters. He staunchly defended the bureau, saying he didn’t “see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently.”

Still, the post-massacre review uncovered a surprising gap.

The senior FBI official said agents could have been more aggressive in accessing Mateen’s social media accounts, including Facebook. But the official noted that in 2013 such checks of online posts were not yet routine or “part of our investigative DNA."

1 posted on 07/14/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT by keat
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According to Loretta Lynch, it's not necessarily illegal to murder someone. We have to look at all the facts. Each case is unique.
2 posted on 07/14/2016 12:23:04 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob
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To: keat

This is a predictable whitewash from the LA Times but there are a few telling passages.

The only question left in my mind is whether “Straight-Shooter” James Comey, darling of the left, is just a useful idiot or a true believer and active in Obama’s sedition.


3 posted on 07/14/2016 12:23:37 PM PDT by keat
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To: keat

Is his accomplice “wife” still missing?


4 posted on 07/14/2016 12:24:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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i was about to post the same thing. they’ve been awful quiet about it all


5 posted on 07/14/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Cementjungle

She was no doubt ushered out on a private Saudi jet that evening.


6 posted on 07/14/2016 12:29:04 PM PDT by WilliamCooper1
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To: keat

The day after the attack, FBI Director James B. Comey broadly outlined the 2013-2014 investigation to reporters. He staunchly defended the bureau, saying he didn’t “see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently.”
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You wonder why people don’t believe a word uttered by the FBI , 24 hours after and they’ve already reviewed their intel and procedures? NOT PLAUSIBLE.


7 posted on 07/14/2016 12:29:32 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (Bill Clinton is a 5 star general in the WAR ON WOMEN and Hillary is his Goebbels.)
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This is what is know as counter-propaganda IMO. Not once is his trips to the ME mentioned. Not once is his father’s visits to the Whitehouse mentioned. Not once is his girlfriend and associates mentioned. Investigations don’t happen in a bubble.


8 posted on 07/14/2016 12:30:07 PM PDT by gr8eman (Don't waste your energy trying to understand commies. Use it to defeat them!)
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I would now say that Comey is complicit. He wouldn’t be allowed to be on HSBC board if he wasn’t.


9 posted on 07/14/2016 12:35:27 PM PDT by tinamina
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Wasn’t Comey working with George W. Bush? The Bush family is not so squeaky clean.


10 posted on 07/14/2016 12:36:05 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: Cowboy Bob
According to Loretta Lynch, it's not necessarily illegal for a non-white to murder someone.
FIFY
11 posted on 07/14/2016 12:39:40 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (It's gonna be bloody.)
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To: keat

Incompetent,corrupt or both?


12 posted on 07/14/2016 12:41:43 PM PDT by Donglalinger
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The Slimes wants me to believe the FBI couldn’t get the FISA court to give them permission for a wiretap. No way am I buying that.


13 posted on 07/14/2016 12:43:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: tinamina

Agreed. The WSJ editorialized the other day that Comey was an ambitious “go along, get along” kind of bureaucrat with his finger in the political wind. I stop buying that when Americans start getting slaughtered.


14 posted on 07/14/2016 12:43:21 PM PDT by keat
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To: cradle of freedom
Wasn’t Comey working with George W. Bush? The Bush family is not so squeaky clean.

I think Comey had to quit bush because waterboarding muslim scum really bothered him.

15 posted on 07/14/2016 12:46:38 PM PDT by keat
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My father was a NYPD Detective Lieutenant in the 40-60s, they had a saying about the FBI, “They couldn’t find a Jew in the Bronx”.


16 posted on 07/14/2016 12:53:40 PM PDT by heights
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With the revelation that agents assigned to the Clinton investigation(s) were required to sign a special, previously non-existing non-disclosure form (which all cleared personnel sign when they are briefed for a security clearance), I think we can answer your question: the fix, as they say, was in. I’m quite sure the agents on the case were very carefully selected...


17 posted on 07/14/2016 12:53:40 PM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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Comey joins Gorelick as one of the most destructive bureaucrats in our history. This is what the banality of evil looks like.


18 posted on 07/14/2016 12:56:04 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: keat

George W. Bush was welcoming muslims into the White House and his father Bush Sr. has long ties with the Saudi royal family.


19 posted on 07/14/2016 1:05:04 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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Corrupt FBI failed to find Hillary’s crime.


20 posted on 07/14/2016 1:12:59 PM PDT by jennychase ( Vote Trump Or get Ready for President Hillary)
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