Lawmakers want to learn more about the 2011 FBI investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security…

Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Peter King (R-New York), the former chairman of the committee, sent a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller and Attorney General Eric Holder, seeking answers about the Tamerlan Tsarnaev investigation by the FBI.In 2011, Russian security authorities requested that the FBI question Tsarnaev on suspicion that he was affiliated with Islamic Chechen insurgents, but after interviewing Tsarnaev and doing a background check, the FBI concluded there was not enough to justify continuing tracking of cTamerlan.

Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that he believes one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, received training during an extended trip to Chechnya last year.

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