Director of National Intelligence James Clapper already believes there was no intelligence failure in the lead-up to the Boston Marathon bombings, despite an inquiry into the matter only just beginning.
The Boston Marathon bombers planned to detonate what remained of their bombs in Times Square, the living suspect has told investigators.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the most senior intelligence official in the Obama administration, made a stunning claim today at a conference outside Washington, D.C. Clapper told the audience in comments first reported by Wired magazine “the dots were connected.”
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress Tuesday that the Customs Bureau picked up Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s trip to Russia but not his reentry into the United States.
Napolitano’s testimony contradicted an FBI account related by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R., SC) who said Monday that the bureau had been unaware of Tsarnaev’s exit and reentry due to a clerical error.