Pressure Mounts On FBI Director To Resign After Florida Tragedy

Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sat, 02/17/2018

The White House is probably regretting its decision not to show FBI Director Christopher Wray the door when he reportedly threatened to resign last year over the administration’s push to oust now-former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe…

In what the bureau has called a “failure of protocol,” the Wray admitted that the bureau had failed to follow up on an anonymous tip delivered to one of its hotlines by somebody who knew Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old gunman who killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen more at his former high school in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday. Instead of being forwarded to the FBI’s Miami field office, the tip was essentially ignored…and now nearly 20 people, most of them teenagers, are dead.

On Jan. 5, a person close to Cruz called an FBI tip line warning them about the 19 year old’s behavior, and warning them that he might try to carry out a school shooting. They also discussed his expressed desire to kill people, his erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts. And the FBI was also notified about a comment on a YouTube video posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” last year.

Wray said in a statement that he is “committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public.”

“We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami field office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time,” the FBI said in a statement released Friday.

Yesterday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called on Wray to resign, saying the bureau’s failure to act was “unacceptable” and that “an apology isn’t going to cut it.”

Yesterday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called on Wray to resign, saying the bureau’s failure to act was “unacceptable” and that “an apology isn’t going to cut it.”

“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable….The FBI Director needs to resign,” said Scott in a statement.

“We constantly promote ‘see something, say something,’ and a courageous person did just that to the FBI. And the FBI failed to act. ‘See something, say something’ is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. The FBI director needs to resign,” Scott added.

“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it. An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain. The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need.”

Florida officials, including Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ted Deutch, criticized the FBI’s inaction.

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