FBI didn’t tell Boston police of Tsarnaev threat

Posted at 4:50 PM, May 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-09 16:50:38-04

During a Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday, lawmakers asked the question: could the Boston bombings have been prevented?

Boston’s top cop was asked if he thought the intelligence community dropped the ball when it closed an investigation into one of the alleged Boston bombers before the attack.

Boston police commissioner Ed Davis also confirmed the FBI never told the Boston Police Department about the possible threat posed by Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

“My fear is that the Boston bombers succeeded because our system failed,” Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) of the committee said.

Sen. Joe  Lieberman continued to express concern over the apparent intelligence failure.