Skip to comments.The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months — and found nothing. Here's why
Posted on 07/14/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT by keat
The veteran FBI agent and a local sheriffs 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 couldnt 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 ...
Still, the post-massacre review uncovered a surprising gap.
The senior FBI official said agents could have been more aggressive in accessing Mateens 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."
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.
Is his accomplice “wife” still missing?
i was about to post the same thing. they’ve been awful quiet about it all
She was no doubt ushered out on a private Saudi jet that evening.
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 didnt see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently.
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.
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.
I would now say that Comey is complicit. He wouldn’t be allowed to be on HSBC board if he wasn’t.
Wasn’t Comey working with George W. Bush? The Bush family is not so squeaky clean.
Incompetent,corrupt or both?
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.
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.
I think Comey had to quit bush because waterboarding muslim scum really bothered him.
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”.
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...
Comey joins Gorelick as one of the most destructive bureaucrats in our history. This is what the banality of evil looks like.
George W. Bush was welcoming muslims into the White House and his father Bush Sr. has long ties with the Saudi royal family.
Corrupt FBI failed to find Hillary’s crime.
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