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Rep. King: It's 'much too early' to accept that Tsarnaev brothers acted alone

According to a U.S. government source, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been communicating with investigators from his hospital bed, tellingthat him and his brother masterminded the deadly attack independent of any international terrorist group.

Rep. Peter King questions that account on Starting Point this morning, saying that he thinks it's "much too early to accept" that the brothers acted alone.

"Here’s a person that was a mass murderer, who can barely speak.  I don’t see why he would be giving up any accomplices he may have have or talking about any connections his brother may have had in Chechnya or Russia. To me what he is saying is such a small part of the overall picture," King says.

The New York Congressman also weighs in on the possibility that the brothers were radicalized by reading the English language Al Qaeda magazine "Inspire."

"Inspire has had a real impact because it was written by an American who understood American idiom and I know that that has had an impact in a number of cases," King explains. "For a number of years, that one magazine seemed to be a main recruiter of young Muslims in this country in terms of self radicalization."

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