(National Sentinel) FBI Fail: President Donald J. Trump on Saturday was critical of the FBI for failing to pursue warnings that admitted Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a dangerous threat to his community.
“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable,” Trump tweeted on Saturday night.
Top bureau officials have admitted the agency failed to act when it had clear evidence to do so.
A “person close to Nikolas Cruz” contacted the FBI’s public access tipline on Jan. 5 to “report concerns about him,” the FBI said in a statement Friday, as reported by Bloomberg Politics.
The person gave information about “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the statement said.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has called the bureau’s failure to act “unacceptable” and has called on Director Christopher Wray to step down.
“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it,” Scott said in a statement. “The FBI director needs to resign.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he has ordered a review of the case to find out how the failure to respond occurred.
“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,” he said in a statement.
The deadly mistake comes as Trump and some congressional Republicans have been critical of ranking officials in the FBI and Justice Department who allowed their agencies to be politically weaponized to spy on the president’s campaign during 2016.
The FBI is “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign — there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!” Trump tweeted Saturday.
“So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!” he tweeted earlier.
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