Rep. Gohmert drills FBI Director over incompetence in Boston Marathon investigation

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A House Judiciary Committee hearing got a little heated on Thursday when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) battled FBI Director Robert Mueller over the efficiency of the FBI’s investigation into the Boston Marathon bombers prior to the April 15th attack. Somehow, Mueller claims he was unaware that the mosque the Tsarnaev brothers attended, the Islamic Society of Boston, was founded by convicted supporter of terrorism Abdurahman Alamoudi.

Given the amount of data we now know the federal government has at its fingertips, how incompetent does one have to be to miss this type of detail?

Glenn explained that the reason the exchange began was because the FBI purged all of the information on all of the mosques that had been collected.

“We had collected a lot of data, because remember, data is important, right? We have to know who’s in our country.  We have to listen to all of our phone calls, we have to do everything, because we have to know who’s talking to who, but the Islamic counsels got together and they decided they wanted some information purged from the FBI records,” Glenn explained. “Now, we don’t know what has been purged and we don’t even know who’s requesting the purging. We just know that things have been blacked out, and Louie is saying to him, I want you to tell me why we can’t tell the American people the names of the people that are requesting the purge of these documents, and you listen to them.  Why can’t we tell the American people who these people are?  They are supposed public servants.  Shouldn’t the American people know who’s serving them to help them be more safe?”

Watch the exchange here:

Gohmert: “I want to go back to Boston.  You said things like how — the FBI did an excellent job, a thorough job, don’t know what else we could have done and according to the rugs, there’s a great deal more that could have been done and when we find out about this sensitive operations review committee, and as this article points out, if it’s true, it says that we don’t know who the chairman and members are, sensitive operations review uh committee, who the staff — that’s kept secret.  The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15th attacks.  If the Russians tell you that someone has been radicalized and you go check and see the mosques that they went to, then you get the articles of incorporation, as I have, for the group that created the Boston mosque where these Tsarnaevs attended and you find the name al-Amoudi, which you remember, because this man who was so helpful to the Clinton Administration with so many big things, he gets arrested at Dulles Airport by the FBI, and he’s now doing over 20 years for supporting terrorism.  This is the guy that started the mosque where your Tsarnaevs were attending, and you didn’t even bother to check about the mosque.  And then when you had the picture, why didn’t anyone go to the mosque and say who are these guys? Why was that not done, since such a thorough job was done?”

Mueller: “Your facts are not all-together…”

Gohmert: “I point out specifically — point out specifically, sir, if you are going to call me a liar, you need to point out specifically where any facts are wrong.

Mueller: “We went to the mosque.”

Gohmert: “Prior to Boston?”

Mueller: “Prior to Boston.  We were talking to Imams several months beforehand as part of our outreach efforts.”

“Outreach efforts?” Really?

“So in other words, we went to that mosque, we went to that mosque as part of our outreach.  We are reaching out to them, saying hey, how can we be partners,” Glenn responded. “That’s insane.”

Gohmert: “Were you aware those mosques were started by Abdurahman Alamoudi?”

Mueller: “I answered the question, sir.”

Gohmert: “You didn’t answer the question, were you award they were started by al-Amoudi?”

“He wasn’t everybody aware of it.  These are the people collecting all the information on you to keep you safe. They are purging all of the information on who the radical Islamists are.  They are purging it.  Why?  Because our government is on the wrong side. They have deemed that you are the enemy and radical Islam is fine, as long as it’s Muslim brotherhood.  It is a very, very dangerous thing we are involved in now and they are taking away your keys to the locks, they are putting around your children’s necks and wrists and arms and brain,” Glenn added.

Rep. Louis Gohmert joined Glenn later in the program to discuss the exchange he had with the FBI Director who claimed the congressman had his facts wrong.

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“Were not wrong,” Rep. Gohmert quickly asserted. “Because I accused them of not doing research on the Tsarnaevs at the mosques where this were attending. And these mosques, from what I understand — and we want to drill down and find out more information — but there are other people that have been radicalized there. We need to find out and the FBI should have been curious. You know, how many people are getting radicalized at this mosque? And so when he says it was part of the “outreach” and frankly, he was — I couldn’t hear him say it was our outreach efforts until afterwards, but if I had heard the outreach, I would have drilled him on that. That means my facts were right.”

Gohmert continued to explain that the “outreach” comment tracks back to a prior hearing where Mueller testified and kept responding to people that the Muslim communities are exactly like every other community in America and every other religious community in the country.

“I said well, you said that, and didn’t then you talked about your outreach effort to the Muslim community and you have a specific part of the FBI that does outreach for the Muslim community, so I said, how are the outreach efforts for the Baptists and the Jews and the Buddhist, how are those groups doing?” the Congressman continued.

“They think we are the enemies of this country and they are doing everything they can to support the radicals in this country. They have flipped everything upside down,” Glenn added.

“It is upside down,” Rep. Gohmert agreed. ”You’ve talked about that so many times. That’s exactly what happened.  And this mosque was started by the Islamic society of Boston…The Islamic society of Boston was started by Alamoudi — now doing over 20 years in prison because he was deporting terrorism.”

“TheBlaze will do a week-long special this fall on Islamic radicals and we are going to name names and show all of this.  We have nailed it down and we are going to show it all.  The American people need to know — not just the vague things like what we are talking about here,” Glenn said. “You need to see how it has happened and who is involved in both parties.”

“I heard you talk previously on this issue, I will be excited. I just think it’s an incredible insight into really what’s at stake here,” Rep. Gohmert noted. ”It is people’s civil rights and they are being eroded and everything seems to be upside down, and so I think that’s a fantastic approach, because it gets right to the truth.”

“Well, Louie, you have 70 people in Washington that are not willing to sit down on this and we are going to watch your back, at least I am,” Glenn responded.  ”I begged for you guys to do it and now you are doing it.”

  • landofaahs

    I only makes sense if you know that Obama is a Trojan horse muslim sent to destroy the country.  It’s all that makes sense.

  • landofaahs

    Who would have know that SWgt. Schultz from “Hogan’s Heroes” was running the FBI.  I know nothing.  Why?  Must be too busy spying on innocent American citizens.

  • landofaahs

    Selective memory.

  • Anonymous

     SWgt ???
    What’s that?

  • landofaahs

    Thanks for the correction. SGT Schultz. ;) 

  • Guest

    So what happened to the Saudi student Beck claimed was “armed and dangerous” and the “money man” in this bombing conspiracy?

    Oh, that’s right: it was complete BS.

  • Guest

    Beck must have forgotten:  Glenn Beck Teases Whistleblower Revelation That Will ‘Take Down’ GOP, Democrats, ‘Whole Power Structure’

    Must have been another one of his many fictions.

  • Anonymous

    You know, with the bail out put on the tapayers, you are the Lender.  With Mueller, he is your employee…so, ipsofatso…our employees are telling you the employer and lender they have no answers regarding their work.  Work in the interest of the Public Trust.  Do you trust your employees Mr. Lender?

  • Guest

    Mueller: “Prior to Boston.  We were talking to Imams several months beforehand as part of our outreach efforts.”

    In the real world, that makes this statement: “The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15th attacks” a false claim.

    I know; I know; Beck loves false claims.

  • Mike Nelson

    THIS is the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned against… a runaway bureaucracy that answers to no one, because no one knows what happens within… and the Firemen burn history while the Hound watches from just outside our window.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  • ME!

    Why don’t you get a little ‘miffed’ with this lying administration , guest? Now Obama and his minions give us complete BS daily.

  • Anonymous

    Canvassing mosques to determine what criminal activity might be occuring under cover of religious freedom is not the same as canvassing mosques to determine how to help them rehabilitated their image as criminal enterprises.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently, neither the FBI nor any other law enforcement agency is interested in monitoring the activities of the muslims in our midst. I have taken the first step in identifying the locations of all mosques in my area, and I will begin monitoring them myself. I am retired and have nothing better to do, and I have a background in collection of foreign intelligence collection. I will create files on as many muslims as I can. Perhaps this is something we all need to do in our own communities.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s vicki tiffany the coward. Man, you are one dumb M F er.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s vicki tiffany the coward. You seem to love false claims also, as you buy everything that Obamao shoves down your throat. Oh, my bad, you were on your knees waiting for it.

  • greywolfrs

    What a joke. The DHS was supposed to put an end to agencies not sharing infomation so we could stop as many attacks as possible. The Director of the FBI obviously has no clue what is going in our own country, that means no one in the FBI has fucking clue what is happening and they claim to be keeping us “safe?”

  • Vicky Shitlips

    It’s the Original Peckerhead Beckerhead promoting his hate site.

  • CD File

    Need to dump the FBI also ….just another gift from FDR that just keeps on giving.

  • Vicky Shitlips

    It’s the Original Peckerhead Beckerhead  the parasite.

  • Anonymous

    I heard on the news today that OBUMMER is headed for AFRICA. do you think he is hiding out and laying low hoping this will blow over  or maybe he knows that the S *** t is going to hit the fan and he doesnt want to get hit with it..there are too many things going on at once for his pea brain to absorb ..we need more whistleblowers to step up to the plate and show some ” big ones ” as to what else is going on before it is too late to stop it

  • Anonymous

    Yo Mueller,
    Your boss the Faker in the WH gave specific orders those moskie folks were exempt, did it ever occur to you that following that order was akin to treason?   We hire morons to manage the government because they are fun to watch……reorganize, re-pare and reinstate the rule of law.

    You cannot help but know this man sits in the Oval Office with no legal right to be there….

  • greywolfrs

    You better be careful, you are now in the data base…
    ;)

  • Anonymous

    Mueller is at the FBI to protect Obama, not the public, the same for Leon Penetta. We were warned about the Boston bombers, but Obama is using Political Correctness to shield  active Muslim terrorist in this country

  • CD File

    I’m sure I’m already on several

  • Anonymous

    The FBI, Homeland Security, the NSA, the CIA, the investigative services of all branches of the military: all of these organizations have been told that they can no longer teach on how to recognize radical Islamists in our country. The training programs have been disallowed and discontinued. Why? Because the Obama administration issued an edict making it so. All of this occurred over a year prior to the Boston attack, during his seemingly endless reelection campaign, when comrade Obama was claiming that al Qaeda was “on the run,” and “unable to pose a serious threat to the United States and its citizens.” 
    As a result of those policies, there are, literally, mosques and some neighborhoods in the US (think the entire city of Dearborn, Michigan), are exempt from certain types of search warrants. As in the UK and most of the EU, in some places, it is worth the cost of your life to enter due to the radicalization of the residents who have taken over and driven all “non-believers” from their former homes through intimidation, threats, property devaluation and hate. Yet, do any of these police agencies intervene? Absolutely not. If it were Christians pulling these stunts against muslims, black muslims, gays, hispanics, etc, they would be doing time in jail for violation of federal racketeering and anti-trust laws. But Muslims enjoy relative immunity from prosecution or even pursuit in these areas. The fact that the head of the FBI has never even heard of the man who founded the mosque frequented by the Tsarnaev brothers aptly demonstrates the effects that these policies have had on American law enforcement. Literally, the FBI was called TWICE and flat out informed, not by a computer program, but a human being, that Dzokar Tsarnaev had been radicalized. He was previously interviewed by the FBI, who determined that he didn’t pose any threat at all. He was placed on a “no-fly” list and was able to travel the world with impunity. Upon his return, the FBI was again informed of his activities. They did nothing. What was their reason? Now that all of these different security organizations are organized under one roof, the amount of information coming in cannot possibly be accurately sifted. This, of course, was blamed on George W. Bush. 

    Now, we find that these same worthless jackasses NEED to know every act of every American…EXCEPT muslims. After all, that would be “profiling”. It doesn’t matter that factual tracking of those who have proven over and over and over again that they are committed to terror is simply data. Now, it must be discarded lest someone actually use it and a muslim could become offended. But hey, it’s IMPERATIVE that we gather all of this information on Americans…so long as they are Christian, Jew or atheist. I want to tear what little hair I have left out over my frustration with this government. This would have been considered TREASON had it been committed by George Bush, but because it’s Obama, it’s A-OK. We have lost even the vestige of freedom under this man’s rule. And the masses have been lulled carefully to sleep under the panacea of government reeducation through public school and the promise of ever more freebies. If we fail to wake up, we deserve to lose our freedom. It will not be because evil actively hoodwinked the intelligent, it will be because those who should be outraged will do nothing and evil NEVER sleeps. 

  • Anonymous

    they went to the mosque for “out reach efforts”? fbi _fing balbustting idiots PERIOD! they are more worried about the “tea party terrorists” vs the REAL worldwide terrorists, MOSLEMS! cowardly gutless morons

  • Anonymous

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  • Take 2

    Calif. State Cap. News Paper 14, Fri. NOT 1 mention on front page of 1 or 1/2 of an Obama anything good or wrong debacle.  X zero! 

  • Anonymous

    These “leaders” we comment on, in  seemingly endless and most times, clueless forums are as transparent as glass!  In fact, they ALL represent an easily diagnosed condition which has been discussed for a least 3 thousand years! Saul Alinsky alluded to it on the dedication page of “Rules for Radicals”.  Turns out, it is not as rare as most folks think or will even admit.  ”I don’t believe in that!” does not make a difference.  Not being found in the diagnostic descriptions of our highly educated mental health professionals has no bearing as to it’s real existence.
    Common, filthy demon possession.  Fight Back!  Cling to those Bibles!    

  • mtman2

    He’s an Alinskyite socialist + an atheist, no regard for the Wisdom of the Founders + the great sacrifices to get us to here. ALL lib/progs will use anybody + any means for power to control us ‘SERFS’. The “Silent-Majority” must wake up!   Dems have   forgotten that reality  -or hope that they stay asleep. These series of scandals from day one are bldg too loud to ignore..

  • Anonymous

    Need to know.  Since the US enables many of the immigrants, incl. Muslims,  who Is paying to build ALL the mosques in this country?  Certainly hope it is not the American taxpayer. This is VIP and we need to know.

  • Anonymous

    In light of the amount of misery perpetrated on the world in the name of Islam, I believe that it’s time for all non-Muslims to be wary of the enemy next door. Security agencies need to take every suspicion very seriously, because what happened in Boston and London recently is only the beginning. The barbarians are inside the walls.

  • Anonymous

    You do realize that not one single word you wrote makes any coherent sense, right? Your mention of mental health seems to be close to the mark in your case. Seek help.

  • Anonymous

    My God, are we in trouble….

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for being a modern day Minuteman!

  • Anonymous

    Obviously you are still in 8th grade….

  • Anonymous

    Looks like you didn’t even make it to the 8th grade….

  • Anonymous

    These people are here for one reason and one reason only to take over us. We are the enemy in their eyes. We are the infidels. and to them we must turn to their ways or we will lose our head. Reading the koran tells plenty.  There is no peace with them. Some want to escape that tryanny but others will try and find them and teach them their laws. Don’t any of you fall for their Sharia law,  it is the insult to women any where. I will never bow to that type of law that is insane. women are slaves. Women are to stay dumb.  To women out there don’t fall for these islamic men. Also remember they lie like a rug , like its nothing. They don’t know truth when they hear it.

  • jalina susan stutte

    Rep Gohmert is a great man and I’m proud hat he and Sen. Ted Cruz is from my state of Texas. They speak with no fear and stand up for our freedom unlike our other sen. Cornyn who is a Rino.

  • Take 2

    GOP what do WE get for allowing DEM s to use criminal vote for Rev. Wrights black social justice? Don’t give us these criminals will not be allowed to vote and will not receive benefits. That will get changed and or over ran within a year…!

    WE get Taken Over by criminal elements and get our Voluntary TAX (s) raised…! 

  • Anonymous

    So they made him look bad in the hearings and on video, that most of America will never see.  No injury, no foul.  Congress didn’t impeach or charge him with malfeasnace or incompetence.  Congress let him walk.  Congress is more incompetent then this FBI director, in spite of the efforts of Rep Gomert, since it gets pointed out, then comes to naught.

  • Anonymous

    Agree, I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Anonymous

    Very good – sounds good to me.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/markchristopherfrimmel/songs markchristopher

    Unbelievable incompetence administered by a foolish regime.

  • Anonymous

    They Don’t Snoop on Moslems, CAIR sued them.  Imagine That!

  • RB

    Is just electing these good people enough?; or must we also stand with them?. The troop needs to be bigger; Speak, Complain and Be Heard; Use their tactic, “Instill Fear”! Threaten to remove financial support, since that is their lifeblood aside from power. WE NEED TO STOP GIVING IT TO THEM! You’d take a gun from a criminal or a bag of candy from your child. We will be SO horrified later if we don’t ACT now!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Krause/100001263810852 Malcolm Krause

    WOW this guy is embarrassing.   I know nothing. The FBI director knows nothing hahahaha.  It’s so shamful it’s funny.
    Kinda sounds like the White House talking points.  Deny everything and just say I know nothing.  
    Disgracefull

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Krause/100001263810852 Malcolm Krause

    Sgt Schultz was way smarter than these guys.   Even Col Klink was brighter. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malcolm-Krause/100001263810852 Malcolm Krause

    Oh I just rem the I know Nothinggggg.   :)   

  • landofaahs

    Actually he has never admitted to being a socialist although his policies are every bit socialistic, but that is just a tool to achieve what the muslims want, the destruction of America.  He could not come here and win over the ”poor disenfranchised” claiming to be a muslim who hates America.  But that is my opinion and we shall I am afraid, find out soon enough.

  • landofaahs

    Frankly I think that he probably claimed to be a foreign muslim in his applications to pay for schooling.  It is just a guess though.  But why else would you be so anal about closing the records?  It is true he could have had terrible grades but somehow he has too much hatred for America not to have applied himself in every way including study in order to achieve his goals.

  • landofaahs

    They are crafty though.

  • Anonymous

    It is virtually impossible to believe that president Davis’ personal Islamic faith is the driving force behind this treachery.  It has to be something bigger – much bigger.  Davis didn’t win(?) the presidency – he was PUT there.  To those who have followed and studied events it is quite likely that the global financial and corporate oligarchy (to be) has a major role.  Oil is the black king on the board.  The state of our currency and debt is no accident.  The Saudis (in particular) seem to operate in terroristic circles without objection from our government.  The “royal” family of Saud has the REAL money – and a lions share of more in the ground.  In other words, they have the leverage and we have a government that is more than willing to whore up.  This story goes on and on.  It is deeply rooted in our history for at least the last 50 years.  It’s nothing new.  But as the case nearly always is – things have to reach the point of macabre and great fear of loss before attention to REAL values becomes “important”.  We have a few in Congress who seem willing to stand – willing to lift their heads from between their legs.  And there are plenty of Truth Speakers to go around.  The real problem facing our nations’ pathetic lack of common sense and patriotism is the citizenry itself.  Like it or not or believe it or not, at least half of us are wholly ignorant and stupid.  And at least another twenty five per-cent have a bit of awareness and knowledge and, yet, are too stupid or damned lazy to stand for America.  We’ve met the real enemy, Pogo, and you were right all along.  It’s US!

  • ken.

    not incompetent, he’s doing a great job for the destruction and overthrow of america. this is all part of the progressives plan.

  • Anonymous

    who pays to build these mosques??????? That is a BIG question that needs to be answered.

  • Take 2

    I have a friend still considering suicide over the loan debackel that was instigated via DEM Party during Bill Clinton era. 
    On the News the other night someone was still blaming Corp America for the Loan debackel…And yet who went to jail?  Ah! A Gov. backed Fannie – Fredie MAC loan guideline forced onto lending institutions via CLINTON era or no further loans would be available debackel!  
    Obama et al are more concerned about gay rights and freeing countless Mexican criminals roaming America!

  • Anonymous

    Ya, this NSA surveillance bullshit doesn’t include moslems, mosques, or islam groups.  Just Americans.  Imagine that.  Obumhole, you bastard traitor.

  • Anonymous

    He was too busy playing patty cake with radicalized Muslims to have time
    to investigate the Boston bomber brothers. And you are right. He spends
    his time investigating Christians and supporters of Israel.
    The world is upside down.