Transcript for 20 Saudi trainees expelled amid probe of Pensacola shooter
Are also like to address the cooperation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gave complete and total support. To our counter ask a terrorism investigation. They ordered all Saudi trainees to fully cooperate. This assistance was critical to helping the FBI determine whether anyone assisted the shooter in these attacks. While there is no evidence of assistance or pre knowledge of the attack by other members of the Saudi military. Or any other foreign nationals. Who were training in the United States. We did learn of derogatory material. Possessed by Tony one members. Of the Saudi military who were training in the United States. Seventeen had social media containing some Jeff hardy or anti American contents. However there was no evidence of any affiliation. Or involvement with the any terrorist activity. Or group. Fifteen individuals including some of the seventeen I just mentioned so there is overlap. Had some kind of contact with child pornography. While one of these individuals had a significant number of such images. All the rest had one or two images. In most cases posted in a chat room by some other person or received over social media. The relevant US attorney's office is independently reviewed each of the 21 cases involving derogatory information and determined that none. Of them would in the normal course resulted in federal prosecution. However the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia determined. To disk material. Demonstrated conduct unbecoming an officer. In the royal Saudi air force and in the royal navy. And it. 21 cadets have been dis enrolled from their training curriculum in the US military. And will be return returning to Saudi Arabia later today.
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