The FBI has admitted to interviewing Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years ago. Then, why did the FBI ask the public for help to identify the suspects from photos taken the day of the bombing? Why didn’t the FBI have the resources to identify Tamerlan Tsarnaev without the help of the public? I can understand the FBI wanting the public’s help in locating the suspects, but it seems that they should’ve been able to identify them without the help of the public.
CBS News reports that one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was known to the FBI.
The FBI admitted Friday they interviewed the now-deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years ago and failed to find any incriminating information about him. As first reported by CBS News correspondent Bob Orr, the FBI interviewed Tsarnaev, the elder brother of at-large bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, at the request of a foreign government to see if he had any extremist ties, but failed to find any linkage. …
CBS News correspondent John Miller reports it is likely Russia asked to have the elder Tsarnaev vetted because of suspected ties to Chechen extremists.