The FBI is once again under fire.
In addition to the charges the Bureau’s former leadership was actively undermining President Trump; the FBI is now at the center of controversy due to dropping the ball on the Florida shooting suspect.
And Jeff Sessions said the four words that rocked the FBI to its core.
The FBI was contacted twice about the Florida shooter.
FBI agents were first made aware of his threats about shooting up schools last fall when he left a comment on a YouTube video declaring his intention to carry out mass murder.
The creator of the video notified the FBI, but there was not much in the way of follow up despite the fact that he used his real name.
Then, just weeks before the shooting, individuals who knew him contacted the FBI because they knew he had firearms and wanted to hurt people.
The FBI said they failed to follow proper protocols and the tips slipped through the cracks.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked about this in an interview on Fox Business channel and he dropped the bombshell that the DOJ would “conduct an immediate review” of the FBI.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “conduct an immediate review” of both the Justice Department and FBI Friday.
Sessions referenced the new revelations into the FBI’s mishandling of tips on suspected Stoneman Douglass High School shooter Nikolas Cruz, which he called “tragic.”
“It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed,” Sessions wrote in a statement. “We see the tragic consequences of those failures.”
“The FBI in conjunction with our state and local partners must act flawlessly to prevent all attacks. This is imperative, and we must do better,” he continued.
Sessions demanded the review would help both bodies “reach the highest level of prompt and effective response to indications of potential violence that comet to us.”
Sessions noted that warning signs were missed and a proper investigation must be carried out to endure this never happens again.
JUST IN: Attorney General Sessions on Florida school shooting: “It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed. We see the tragic consequences of those failures.” https://t.co/9bCjfMm5EF pic.twitter.com/7TXXmRMv7v
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 16, 2018
In the wake of this tragedy, so-called “journalists” and Democrat politicians salivated over the idea of using17 dead bodies to push for laws gutting the Second Amendment.
But the real truth of the matter is American citizens saw something dangerous happening before their very eyes and contacted the proper authorities.
It was the FBI that dropped the ball.
Gun control would not have stopped this massacre.
A competently run investigation would have.