March 8, 2018

THIS CAN’T HAVE BEEN A SHORT BRIEFING: FBI briefed lawmakers on failures leading up to Florida shooting.

Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich met with lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss the missteps, which were revealed in the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Bowdich acknowledged that the FBI failed to follow its own protocol after it received a tip in January about the accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz, 19, and vowed to take corrective actions, according to a press release issued by Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairmen of the Oversight and Judiciary committees, respectively.

Related: Two SWAT officers responded to the Parkland rampage uninvited. They’ve been punished.

Plus: What does Broward Sheriff Scott Israel not want us to see?

But sure, trust the government to protect you.