Obama Officials Say They Can’t Prevent Terror,
Even As Liberals’ Push To Disarm Citizens Intensifies
POLIZETTE — In the days since the brutal terror attack in Orlando left 49 people dead, the FBI has expressed its inability to prevent all terrorist attacks from occurring — at the same time that the left has intensified its push to disarm law-abiding citizens.
Devout Muslim Omar Mateen had been on the FBI’s radar in 2013 and 2014 and was the subject of an in-depth investigation after several of his co-workers reported him for comments he made claiming ties to al-Qaida and Hezbollah. After months of investigation failed to turn up any indications of imminent threat, the FBI said it dropped its investigation and Mateen was let off the hook — which led to serious accusations against the Department of Justice in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting on June 12.
“I can assure you, had [Mateen] indicated he was going to take action, that [the FBI] would have stayed on that investigation,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “At the time, the FBI did everything it could to see if he was about to carry out anything.”