NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Congressional leaders were demanding answers Sunday, saying the FBI should have done a better job in sharing information about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, the rhetoric came day after it was revealed that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed jihad in phone conversations.
Standing in Times Square Sunday, Schumer, who is often a staunch supporter of federal agencies, said there are serious questions now about what the FBI knew about the Tsarnaev brothers before the deadly bombings and ensuing reign of terror.
“They may have messed up, because Russia did call and say they have doubts about Tsarnaev. The FBI interviewed him, but then he went to Russia. And when he came back, he immediately started placing on his website very inflammatory items about jihad,” Schumer told reporters including 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck on Sunday. “Foreign country says ‘this person’s dangerous.’ They interview him, as they should, they found nothing. He then goes back to his homeland and immediately on coming back puts all this inflammatory stuff on his website. It seems pretty logical that the FBI should have interviewed him again.”