Real Clear Politics: Lynch: "Partial Transcript" Of Orlando 911 Calls Will Have References To Islamic Terrorism Removed
In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.
"What we're not going to do is further proclaim this man'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 [to the Islamic State]."
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WNU Editor: My eyebrows went up when I read the above story that the 9/11 Orlando shooter transcripts were to be released but heavily edited will all references to ISIS and ISIS leader al-Baghdadi taken out. Why this case ... and not other cases where 9/11 transcripts of violent crimes have been released .... unedited. The official excuse is that they do not want to give propaganda credit to the Islamic State. But my gut tells me that the real reason is that it completely undercuts the government's case that this was not an attack by a radical Islamist. There is going to be blow-back from this government decision to edit these tapes .... Donald Trump is going to have a field day, and it discredits the government message that they are still investigating the motives of the shooter, while not making public the transcripts that appear to explain rather clearly what were his motives.
More News On Tomorrow's Release Of The 911 Transcripts With The Orlando Shooter
FBI to release transcript of calls between Orlando gunman, police -- CBS/AP
U.S. to release partial transcripts of Florida club gunman's calls -- Reuters
Lynch: Authorities to release limited transcripts of calls with Orlando shooter -- CNN
FBI to Release Transcript of Orlando Killer's Calls With Police -- NBC
Transcripts of Calls With Orlando Gunman Will Be Released -- NYT