A former federal anti-terrorism specialist says the government can “certainly” listen to a phone call one of the accused Boston bombers made before he was killed. Via CNN:
More recently, two sources familiar with the investigation told CNN that (widow Katherine) Russell had spoken with Tamerlan (Tsarnaev) after his picture appeared on national television April 18.
What exactly the two said remains under investigation, the sources said.
Investigators may be able to recover the conversation, said Tom Clemente, a former counterterrorism agent for the FBI.
“We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday, adding that “all of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.”
If that guy is right, that “all that stuff is being captured as we speak,” it ought to be a little more prominent than the second half of an 1,100-word story about the dead suspect’s widow.