DOJ to Release Orlando Shooter's 911 Call but Redact ISIS Pledge, Religious References
The Department of Justice will release the call from the Orlando shooter to 911 during his massacre on a gay nightclub but remove references to ISIS and religion, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told NBC. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”
“We are trying to re-create the days, the weeks, the months of this killer’s life before this attack,” said Lynch, who appeared on every single Sunday talk show over the weekend. “And we are also asking those people who had contact with him to come forward and give us that information as well.”
Lynch told CBS' "Face the Nation" that law enforcement is trying to figure out why the terrorist targeted a gay night club on Latin night. She appeared on the Fox News Channel with Chris Wallace and declined to say why no one had been arrested in connection with the attack, in particular the shooter's wife, who is believed to have known about the attack in advance.
The Washington Post reported last week that the gunman placed several phone calls while holding hostages in the night club: "The gunman who opened fire inside a nightclub here said he carried out the attack because he wanted 'Americans to stop bombing his country,' according to a witness who survived the rampage."