Obama defends FBI handling of Boston investigationMay 4, 2013 @ 8:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is defending the FBI's handling of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation as Republicans ready for oversight hearings on the attack.
Obama tells the Spanish-language television network Univision he doesn't think it's fair to say law enforcement "dropped the ball"
The president says "there are going to be times where individuals decide they want to cause harm to people for crazy reasons, for no good reason, for ideological reasons."
He says it's a challenge when would-be attackers are "self-radicalizing" and not part of a broad conspiracy. Obama says the FBI "can't arrest somebody just based on a rumor."
The first of a series of House hearings is set for Thursday before the GOP-led House Homeland Security Committee.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Jason Rantz says it's the Seattle DOT that's to blame for our awful commutes
Just in time for Halloween, western Washington spider season in full effect
10 reasons we know you're a Seattle driver
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.