Russia withheld information regarding Tsarnaev
April 11 , 2014
According to an inspector general's report, Russia hid information regarding Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which could have easily led the FBI to investigate him two years before the bombing in Boston.
Reports suggest that Russia did share details linked to Tsarnaev's beliefs but declined requests for more information on him until after the disaster occurred. Moreover, the FBI found out about the man's conversation regarding jihad with his mother too late.
"The Russians did not provide all the information that they had on him back then, and based on everything that was available the FBI did all that it could," an official said. Some of the findings of the report are expected to be released before the anniversary of the tragedy.