Intel Chief Orders Review of Marathon Bombing Case

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has ordered a review of the Boston Marathon bombing case amid questions about U.S. authorities' handling of information they received on dead suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev years before the bombing. There has been an ongoing debate about whether Russia gave enough information to the U.S. and whether the FBI and CIA failed to thoroughly investigate Tsarnaev's possible involvement in terrorist activities. President Barack Obama defended the FBI Tuesday, saying it not only investigated the matter but also interviewed the suspect and found "no signs" of terrorist tendencies then. According to one U.S. counterterrorism official, some in the intelligence community are "furious" over Clapper's decision to review the case because it suggests that mistakes were made — but Obama called the probe "standard procedure." The Boston Marathon bombings claimed three lives, injured 264 others and inflicted as much as $333 million in damage to the local economy, according to NBC News.

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