A saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the boston marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3b — “security and related grounds” — “terrorist activities” after the bombing
as the story gained traction, theblaze’s chief content officer joel cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the saudi national, originally identified as abdul rahman ali alharbi
homeland security secretary janet napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by rep. Jeff duncan (r-sc) on capitol hill.
An ice official said a different saudi national is in custody, but is “in no way” connected to the bombings.
A congressional source, however, says that the file on alharbi was created, that he was “linked” in some way to the boston bombings (though it is unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to congress.
Key congressmen of the committee on homeland security request a classified briefing with napolitano
fox news’ todd starnes reports that alharbi was allegedly flagged on a terrorist watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted. Sources close to the investigation also told him the saudi is still set for deportation.
New information provided to theblaze reveals alharbi’s file was altered early wednesday evening to disassociate him from the initial charges
sources say the saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in findlay, ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in boston, massachusetts
sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the dhs to the doj and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.
...the background of the saudi national first identified as a “person of interest” in the boston bombings, abdul rahman ali alharbi, noting that the the ntc issued an event file calling for his deportation using section 212, 3b which is proven terrorist activity.
“we are not sure who actually tagged him as a ’212 3b,’ but we know it is very difficult to charge someone with this — it has to be almost certain,”... “it is the equivalent in civil society of charging someone with premeditated murder and seeking the death penalty — it is not thrown around lightly.”
... Noting that after secretary of state john kerry met with saudi foreign minister saud on tuesday, the fbi began backtracking on the saudi national from suspect, to person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody.
Then, on wednesday, president obama had a “chance” encounter with saudi foreign minister saud and saudi ambassador adel al-jubeir.
“wednesday at 5:35 p.m. The file is altered,” ... “this is unheard of, this is impossible in the timeline due to the severity of the charge….you don’t one day put a 212 3b charge against somebody with deportation, and then the next day take it off. It would require too much to do it.”
“there are only two people that could revoke the deportation order — the director of the ntc could do it after speaking with each department, the fbi, the atc, etc. — which is impossible to do in such a short period of time, — or, somebody at the very highest levels of the state department could do it. We don’t have any evidence to tell you which one did it,” ...
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