Congressional Hearing on Boston Bombing Finds FBI Flaw

Intelligence about bomb suspects wasn't shared with Boston Police Department.
1:34 | 05/09/13

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Transcript for Congressional Hearing on Boston Bombing Finds FBI Flaw
Three weeks after terror struck the Boston Marathon congress is taking its first look into the bombings and trying to learn whether they could have been prevented. My fears that the Boston bombers may have succeeded. Because our system failed. We can and we must do better. Many lawmakers want to know why government agencies did not share information about the two bombing suspects Tamil and enjoy -- and I have with state and local authorities. Both the FBI and CIA were worn by the Russian government. Two years ago that the older brother -- -- -- had become a follower of radical Islam but that information was never shared with the Boston Police. Would you like to -- that information. And isolate certainly. Boston's police commissioner Edward Davis is recommending tighter security around large public events like the marathon. But he also said ordinary citizens to help officials identify potential threats. Former senator Joseph Lieberman says violent Islamic extremism is alive and well and that government needs to do more to counter it. I believe that sort would not have been easy. It did. Was possible to have prevented the terrorist that -- Boston even though for people were killed at the marathon in pursuit of the suspects commissioner Davis said the terrorists. Did not accomplish their goal. The city used governments be they had no effect on us if you watch them. Except to make us a stronger community. Meanwhile Terrell Owens -- I have has finally been very. Police say a compassionate individual came forward and took his remains to on Bradley ABC news Washington.

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