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Investigators continue tracking down every lead in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings searching far and wide both here in the US and overseas.
For any clues in any solid evidence.
That search leading them to three college buddies of the surviving suspect two of them are from Kazakhstan.
This photo shows them with the suspect in New York city's -- square.
Where the bombers apparently were planning a follow up attack.
These two charged with conspiring to cover up evidence the third suspect an American is charged with making false statements in a terrorism investigation.
Let's talk about it all -- Bob Strang a former co chair of the New York anti terrorism task force he is now the CEO.
Of the investigative management group.
Nothing that I've read so far about this investigation suggests that these guys knew in advance.
That the -- and -- I have Brothers were planning to bomb the Boston Marathon.
Well nothing that we've read so far but.
Be certain that the law enforcement involved in the case is looking very closely at their hard drives.
Going through everything in terms of their phone records all their social media.
And looking -- exactly.
What they knew and when they knew it because that's really the issue here and one of the reasons that many say that they even been charged at this point -- early -- just with title eighteen obstruction.
Is to get the leverage to get them to talk a little bit more and be more open about what they knew and who else might have been involved.
There isn't one report out that that Joseph -- and I have supposedly said these friends.
You know in the weeks before the bombing may be months before the bombing that he knew how to build a ball.
Well it I don't know teenagers brag about a lot of things and I I suppose.
That that might have been a fairly or might have seen to fairly innocuous statement at the time.
Right but but against the backdrop of what we know now is pretty incriminating.
Yeah I mean you know what kind of person is gonna talk about that I mean first of -- get away from -- Don't go in his room and start to cover up evidence if you have someone you know for anybody that's listening if you know anybody that's talking about making bombs and might be a good idea to report them.
And get get away from them not try to cover up something not try to go to his room take -- hard drive.
Take his backpack with all that gunpowder out of the fireworks.
-- it doesn't quite fit to me I mean I think there's more to this than meets the eyes.
So you're not necessarily buying the story that that that -- of these guys saw the FBI photos on the day that they were released.
And sent a text message to Joseph -- that hey you look like one of those bombers he writes back supposedly LO well.
Yeah I mean I think there was too much.
Friendship before this they knew each other there were seven -- -- and friends that were very close they came from the same part of the world in the former Soviet Union.
There was a relationship there are -- -- -- what we'll you know we'll know in the next week because they are going through all this data.
They are going through all their hard drives they're pulling together all the social media and they're linking things up.
How in the world does it happen that one of these guys.
Originally was in the country on a student visa that visa expires apparently was no longer even going to class.
Comes back to the country and still manages to get -- Well it's not the first time we've heard about this John and we know that most young people use the student visas to get to the US and to stay here and to take advantage of our laws I mean.
Obviously that's a loophole that needs to be -- we need to look.
More closely at these students that are coming here.
Actually check and make sure that they are enrolled in attending class.
So -- know we talk about putting in new laws maybe we should just try to take a look at what our lawyers are right now in force those laws and maybe a lot of this wouldn't happen.
I mean Americans are happy to share our educational systems and universities but.
You know use them correctly right for the right reasons right Bob -- like John.
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