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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in an interview with NBC that on Monday, the FBI will release edited “partial transcripts” of the Orlando terrorists 911 calls during the attack.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this individual’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance.”
During the Orlando terrorists attacks on the gay nightclub, Pulse, the terrorist, Omar Mateen made several phone calls to police.
He pledged allegiance to ISIS and referenced the Boston Marathon bombers during a phone call with police roughly 20 minutes into the attack.
“This will not be audio. This will be a printed transcript. It will begin to capture the back and forth between him and the negotiators,” Lynch said.
“We see no clear evidence that he was directed externally,” Obama said in his remarks on the Orlando terrorist attack “It does appear that at the last minute, he announced allegiance to ISIL. But there is no evidence so far that he was in fact directed by ISIL, and at this stage there’s no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot.”