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So getting to the bottom of Boston now congress about to take a big -- at this and this could be hot New York congressman Peter King.
On the homeland security committee he will be in that committee next week that holds that hearing -- will cover it live here sir good morning to you and welcome back.
To our program here when I don't have for viewers for Americans what this hearing accomplish.
Well chairman Mike -- as the new chairman of the committee year's schedule list as part of an over the first hearing in congress.
On what happened in Boston we wanna do kind of short term McAuliffe staff wanna find out.
Precipitated this what could have been done to prevent this from happening and the -- -- -- how extensive was the FBI's investigation.
-- the FBI deal.
And off with the local police I know for instance reports to police commissioner Davis is only one of the year witnesses as is Joseph Lieberman.
Who in the past is written extensively about the need to improve.
Are rare counterterrorism methods and abilities here in this country so basically -- -- Monday morning quarterbacks from our.
It's what we do to prevent in the future like for instance.
Did the FBI ever speak to anyone in the Moscow that you mom when they were trying to find out if you become radicalized or do they not do that.
Because of political correctness.
Do they share and up with the local police as far as -- -- know -- the involved with a local police -- they even asked bought them.
Police department about the older brother -- -- -- -- could have been radicalized so these are issues I think we have to get into.
-- I think more more we're gonna she's attacks are going to be coming from within our country as opposed to from overseas.
Especially when you have the -- -- that's the American passport it appears to me based on -- witness list the police commissioner Boston.
Ed Davis will be able to answer a lot of these questions two days ago you were here in studio and you just repeated -- the point you made here did the FBI share any information.
With the local police.
That you see that -- absolutely essential when it comes to fighting at the local level and stopping it before it happens do we have any of those answers right it's.
And I don't believe -- and more more it's gonna become essential because.
The only way you gonna find what's happening in the community -- the FBI does a great job but they can't have yet.
You put into the community or get a feel for the community that local police have -- -- -- day in and day out what contacts day in day out.
And I believe more you should be made of that -- for instance when they were trying to find out the old brother was radicalized did they go to the police and -- what you have and and what you know about I don't think they did.
And then restore also in the aftermath of it the FBI not sharing information with the NYPD.
About a year is it possible add on to this attack in Times Square.
Well now you think about Fort Hood three and half years ago it was November of 2009 and thirteen people were shot -- And you know that Nadal Hasan was he was watching the website without -- -- lucky he was listening to his sermons online.
You know I did this is something that we saw all in 2009.
And whether or not we're prepared or willing or able to act on these individuals.
Comes relevant again in Boston.
Because telling was tipped off to us by the Russians.
And at what we know the FA at least talk to him.
You know and what kind of red flags were sent out then you know that that that's the kind of thing that Joseph Lieberman can -- and your committee right.
-- it just.
Joseph Lieberman has been a leader he is on the decision saying we have to be more aggressive.
You have to put political correctness aside and again on this -- we knew the older brother we knew about the web sites we knew -- from the contacts and yet.
Nothing was done huge -- -- once they're.
Preliminary investigation resented I think more could -- that's state.
But it was not kept open so this -- information about him going to Russia -- go to Chechnya.
Coming back into the country about what he was posting about the radical sermons -- dealings with.
-- -- -- None of that -- report backed by the FBI.
And also when.
Word came back we had come back from check -- pull back from Russia.
I don't know what -- -- to go to the joint -- that's what we're no one knows what happened to it that's under the direction of the FBI's so there's just a lot of unanswered questions here.
That's some really human -- some it may require.
The Justice Department to change is procedures as to how much leeway the FBI gets when -- conduct -- investigated.
You know what this one got through Michael -- Khazei today said that are from five individuals have been stopped and questioned by the FBI and later went on to carry out terror attacks.
That'll be a focus to Peter King thank you for your time.
And of West Babylon -- -- you are today in new York and thank you.
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