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April 24th, 2013
11:03 AM ET

Sen. Risch: FBI investigation into Tamerlan Tsarnaev was 'not shoddy work'

Intelligence Committee member Senator James Risch received information on the Boston bombing yesterday, an event that he  calls "more than a briefing" on Starting Point this morning.

"We have actually started the inquiry into how the FBI and how intelligence agencies handled this," Risch explains.

The Idaho Senator weighs in on criticism of the agency's handling of the investigation into Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the attack, saying that "no red flags" were raised during the initial inquiry.

"I know shoddy work when I see it. This was not shoddy work," Risch says. "They were doing the best they could do with the information they had, but they uncovered absolutely no fact here that raised the matter to a level that this man should get 24-hour surveillance or any of the other things that are available to the FBI to watch them."

Risch also discusses the nature of the Boston Marathon attack, explaining that it was "very typical of what we see, from lone wolf operations."

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