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April 24th, 2013
07:27 AM ET

Rep. Thompson: FBI bombing investigation still a 'work in progress'

Congressman Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, was briefed by the FBI yesterday on the Boston Marathon bombings.

Rep. Thompson tells John Berman on Early Start this morning that the agency's investigation into a potential international connection to the alleged bombers is still a "work in progress," although it doesn't look like the Tsarnaev brothers worked with any foreign organization.

The Congressman also says that the individuals criticizing the FBI for not preventing the attacks despite warnings from Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev are "wrong," saying that "they've done a thorough investigation [...] under tremendous pressure."

"What we’re going to do as members of Congress from an oversight standpoint is to see whether or not there’s tweaking we can do [...] to tighten the system up," Thompson explains. "But its going to require resources. If this Congress is committed to providing resources, then whatever misstep occurred, I’m certain we can fix it."

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