Skip to comments.Lawmakers Traveling to Russia to Investigate Boston Bombing
Posted on 05/21/2013 9:51:20 PM PDT by cunning_fish
MOSCOW A delegation of American lawmakers will travel to Russia next week in part to investigate last months Boston Marathon bombings, ABC News has learned.
The group, led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., wants to find out why a 2011 Russian request that the United States investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspected Boston bombers, did not raise more red flags.
The Russians offered a vague warning that Tsarnaev planned to link up with extremist groups abroad, but an FBI investigation yielded no evidence to support those claims at the time. The lawmakers also want to know why subsequent U.S. requests for additional information about Tsarnaev went unanswered by the Russians.
If there was a distrust, or lack of cooperation because of that distrust, between the Russian intelligence and the FBI, then that needs to be fixed and we will be talking about that, Rohrabacher, the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, told ABC News by telephone.
Our goal is to use Boston as an example, if indeed there was something more, that shouldve been done that wasnt because of a bad attitude, Rohrabacher added.
Rohrabacher said he hoped to use the trip to repair lingering mistrust between the former Cold War rivals. With that in mind, the lawmakers will also visit the Russian space center at Star City, outside Moscow, to discuss increasing cooperation between the Russian and U.S. space programs.
Theres no reason for us to be in the Cold War attitude anymore, Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Reagan, said.
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Dana this ain’t rocket surgery. If you were Vlad Outin, would you trust American Democrats with any inted whatsoever?
No really. Would you?
I thought not. So save the jet fuel.
Or if you were Vlad Putin even! (facepalm)
“...distrust, between the Russian intelligence and the FBI...”
LMFAO! This is the worst excuse for a junket I’ve ever heard. Rohrabacher doesn’t know WTF he’s doing.
Sad day when you have to go to the Russians to get the truth.
>>>...distrust, between the Russian intelligence and the FBI...
LMFAO! This is the worst excuse for a junket Ive ever heard. Rohrabacher doesnt know WTF hes doing.<<<
He probably missed “The Americans” on FX.
“The Russians offered a vague warning....”
>>>The Russians offered a vague warning....
Ask Rohrabacher. FBI probaly wanted them to send a case ready to court.
Don’t forget to pack your swim suit for this trip! The water is warm this time of year.
What the hell are we wasting money on this trip, after the Russians had given us critical information about a scumbag, and we did nothing about it, so we then blame the Russians??
The other members of the congressional delegation include Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn; Steve King, R-Iowa; Paul Cook, R-Calif.; Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.; and William Keating, D-Mass., who is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.
An excuse for some vacation time and a field trip to visit the Russian space center at Star City, with all vodka and expenses paid. Meanwhile the muzzies are building a $100M mosque in MD.
Everybody knows that congressmen are the very elite of international terror investigators. They’ll have this one wrapped up before the third commercial break.
“We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!”
Maybe we could send Sheldon Sh*thouse to Oz to investigate the Oklahoma tornadoes.
“Sad day when you have to go to the Russians to get the truth.”
Don’t forget that the Soviet government’s official newspaper, filled with government lies, was called “Pravda.” (”Truth”).
I want a taxpayer to meet that plane at the airport, and present a bill to this delegation, payable immediately, for all the taxpayer wasted funds. I see no reason why any of this should be handled by politicians. And yes, I know there are plenty of politicians in the FBI and the CIA. But no elected official should be wandering around having a free vacation on the taxpayer dime, ever.
>>>Sad day when you have to go to the Russians to get the truth.
Dont forget that the Soviet governments official newspaper, filled with government lies, was called Pravda. (Truth).<<<
Modern Pravda beats MSNBC in credibility, by far.
“I want a taxpayer to meet that plane at the airport, and present a bill”
Yes, particularly as Keating was in charge of “emerging threats” and hasn’t been held accountable any more than sending him on a nice trip.
these guys geeze, who gets away with the kids of things they do?
I don’t know. Rush is right. BO is bad, but liberalism and its corruption and resultant communism and corruption seem to be the real problem here.