Rep. King Reacts to Report That Russia Withheld Info on Boston Bombers
A New York Times report says that Russia withheld information on the Boston Marathon bombers two years before the attack.
Here's more from the The New York Times report:
The Russian government declined to provide the F.B.I. with information about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects that would most likely have led to more extensive scrutiny of him at least two years before the attack, according to an inspector general’s report.
Russian officials had told the F.B.I. in 2011 that the suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, “was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer” and that Mr. Tsarnaev “had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.”
But after an initial investigation by the F.B.I., the Russians declined several requests for additional information about Mr. Tsarnaev, according to the report, a review of how intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have thwarted the bombing.
Martha MacCallum spoke to Rep. Peter King (R-NY) about the report and King said, "No the Russians did not give the FBI enough information, but the FBI shouldn't expect the Russians to give the information. ...The FBI should have done more on its own and in addition to that, shared their information with the Boston police."
King feels the New York Times report coming out before the anniversary of the attack is an attempt to make the FBI look better.
Watch the video above, and tune in tonight at 10p ET for an in-depth special one year since the bombing on Fox News Reporting: Terror Strikes Boston, Boston Strikes Back.