Feinstein: Saudi National ‘Not A Suspect’ In Boston Bombings

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters Tuesday that the Saudi national reportedly questioned in relation to the Boston Marathon bombings is not a suspect.

“As far as I know, he is not a suspect. That’s as far as I know,” she said. “See this is the problem — we really don’t know. We know one thing. It qualifies, in my book, as a terrorist attack.”

“I think it’s sort of a forensic slog right now,” Feinstein said, “of doing everything that needs to be done to secure what is a huge crime scene. Take down probably hundreds of security cameras, go through the film minute by minute, hour by hour and try to follow forensic evidence.”

President Obama said earlier Tuesday that the FBI is investigating the bombings as a terrorist attack.


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