Loretta Lynch

What a difference a day makes. Responding to pressure from Republicans and concerned citizens, the FBI released the full transcript of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's 911 calls on Monday.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Sunday announced that the FBI would heavily edit out Mateen's references to "Islamic terrorism" or "ISIS" in the transcript.

Lynch also said the FBI would not release audio of the 911 calls made by MAteen made during and after he killed 49 people and wounded 53 others inside an Orlando gay bar on June 12.

In one call to 911, Mateen reportedly said: “I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State,” Mateen says on the new transcript.

But Lynch's heavily edited transcript would have stated: "I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted]."

Lynch said, "What we're not going to do is further proclaim this man's pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda. "We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to ISIS]."

But Republicans and American citizens cried foul, saying Lynch and her boss, President Obama, were censoring information that the public has a right to know. After all: this is not a communist country -- at least not yet, but Obama is working on it.

"We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS," House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. "We also know he intentionally targeted the LGBT community. The administration should release the full, unredacted transcript so the public is clear-eyed about who did this, and why."

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  • Jusstlookn

    As they should have.

  • KB

    I really don't understand the reasons to hear 911 calls. It's like pouring salt on an open wound. We were told what he said, what's the point of hearing it from his mouth when so many loss their lives.

  • Low E. TUH!

    THIS ISHT UNRAVELED LIKE AN EPISODE OF SCANDAL.

    -GOES TO READ-

  • MookieFly

    To stir up controversy, which is what I believe Loretta was trying to curb.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    practice.....

  • Low E. TUH!

    TUH

  • MookieFly

    I feel like this is gonna turn from a perceived terrorist thing to a racial thing real quick.

  • Rachel

    With shady sh** like this Trump is skip into the WH.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Damn they must think we are really stupid. They are lying and they know it. The shooters dad was trying to be The President of Afganistan and you trying to tell me you had no idea who this family was? Not buying it.

  • Orchidjones

    They are lucky they got that much out of him. 9-11 dispatching is a difficult task (my former life.) Once that person says Peace unto God, (sic) Allah uh Akbar, that it, things go black. That is all they need to say before they go to their so-called paradise and take others with them.

    What I don't get is this is supposedly the full transcript. What happened to all the other things this coward was saying...Boston Bombers etc. They are still hiding things.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I was listening to Dick Gregory today and he was saying those episodes on scandal happen in real life.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yep

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hmmm I'm in the opinion that everyone doesn't need to know everything... Folks can't even tie shoe up right but gonna be messing this up and adding to it.

    I wanna know though ??
    ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Many Muslims say that and don't harm anyone. Look up meaning.

    They're trying to lump them all together IMO ??

  • smartchickfl

    Unfortunately....:(

  • da_educator

    Citizens have a right to know...we deserve to hear the type of ideology which threatens normalcy within the country.

  • KB

    Listening to the calls does that change anything? This is information that was already known.

  • MookieFly

    Exactly. You're gonna have Pam the cashier and Jim the lint licker running out to get a gun to protect themselves, which is the exact opposite of what we need. Everyone does not need to be strapped for the occasion over hype like this.

  • MookieFly

    Bingo! They already stated this what the man said. Does the everyday public need to pull out their skills from watching CSI Miami and analyze this?

  • Jusstlookn

    Exactly...they damned if they do, dammned if they dont.

    But I agree, some things dont need to be told....siggggghhhhh

  • KB

    I saw this on another site.

  • Orchidjones

    That is very true...but in this case, this dude said a lot before, during and after killing on this 911 call. And why not release it since most of it was presented on the news anyway day of. Its such a sad situation. I am with the commenters above who had a profile on him and did nothing. 9-11-01 all over again. Even the dispatcher is probably having nightmares along with all who were involved and survived. smh

  • Junkanoo

    There was a story recently about how this guy's father works for the FBI and also how this suppose terrorist was working for a firm that hires crisis actors. Hard to know what to believe but those in power want even more control an really need terrorism continue to justify chipping away at civil rights

  • KB

    ??. Apparently so and comes more violence.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    DUBB- go to Famelous and see what your state peeps doing ????

  • da_educator

    that's great that YOU are crystal clear and you're aware of your current events...there's 375 Million other Americans besides you...but because YOU are aware isn't a justification in my book to why things shouldn't be released. I don't know how people wouldn't be concerned the government was considering censoring specific words in a transcript to PC a terrorist organization. Transparency is the key!

  • Low E. TUH!

    DING DING DING! TUH

  • TeeTee

    man I tell you... all of a sudden we had heard of the LA possible shootings and then the media stopped talking about it... wonder why... hopefully the rest of the US would forget

  • Ceezus

    Exactly!! Bring it to light, let us see/hear for ourselves - uncensored.

  • KB

    SIGH! The government has been doing this (censoring) longer than you and I. We as a nation are in very volatile, racially motivated, turbulent times releasing this is just adding fuel to an already lit fire IMO.
    Thanks for responding da_educator.

  • Luv Pitties

    But why does Mr. Gregory feel the need to cuss folks out in his interviews ??

  • KB

    You are most definitely correct there, it's begun.

  • da_educator

    Fair enough...sorry if I came off rude..I forget I'm not in the Worldstar comment section at times haha...I am not saying I do not see you're point, in fairness, its a very fair and valid point. However, with the administration continuing to take heat for omitting specific words during times of crisis, this is definitely not a good look in my opinion.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lol lol ohh my goodness and he can scream in ya ear loudly he is funny but the man know his sheit.

  • KB

    That's the awesomeness about being us, mature, intelligent people that can disagree with words but still come together with words.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I don't watch scandal lol.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Ohhh so I that's who James Howell is umm huh. Smh his name was brought up today too by Mr. Gregory.

  • Junkanoo

    Jesus I wonder what else they have planned for the rest of this year

  • LibraGirlonly

    I hear it's more. Have you heard about executive order 13603? Look it up smh

  • Luv Pitties

    True he is funny. I just hope they don't get to him but then again I can hear him say "I'm right here m'fer come get me!" Lol

  • LeBrick James

    Interesting.
    They were trying to edit the words of a muslim terrorist because it made him sound like a ... muslim terrorist.

  • Low E. TUH!

    ???????

  • da_educator

    agreed lol!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?I forgot what we Talmbout exactly but I agree with what you just posted.

  • T3

    I was just about to commend you 2 for handling this like grown folks ???? I love it! Ain't nobody got time for drama. Especially about ish like this that we have no control of.

  • T3

    ???

  • T3

    Me either

  • KB

    ??? --> EO 13603 is ?

  • KB

    ??? --> EO 13603 is ?

  • SpideySense

    That was honest. Sometimes i gotta remind myself how the thread started too. ?

  • JustB

    OK but what can I do with this information??? Nothing...some stuff is best left confidential for our protection...the news is getting outta hand

  • Blue

    Why not release the actual recording? What y'all hiding?

  • rachel

    Exactly! Here they go again with the manipulation of the masses.

  • S. Williams

    i feel like the right wing wanted them released to further the "terrorist agenda" to shift the view from our own home grown terrorists