Graham: Typo Caused FBI to Lose Track of Tamerlan
On Monday Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News that deceased Boston bombing Suspect 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev's six month trip to Russia in 2012 was not detected by the FBI because someone misspelled his name on the ticket.
Appearing on "Fox and Friends" Monday morning, Graham said that Tamerlan Tsarnaev "went over to Russia, but apparently when he got on the Aeroflot plane they misspelled his name, so it never went into the system that he actually went to Russia." Later in the interview, Graham repeated the claim, stating that "the reason we didn't know he went to Russia is 'cause the name was misspelled."
Graham said an assistant director of the FBI provided this information to him.
When "Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade asked him if the name could have intentionally been misspelled, Graham acknowledged that was a possibility. "They say that Aeroflot gave us the information," he added, without speculating on the integrity of the information from Aeroflot.