The FBI has caught Sean Miller, college basketball coach for Arizona University, discussing a $100,000 payment to "sign" a recruit.
From The NY Post:
You can’t just blame the agents for this one.
The FBI has wiretaps of conversations between Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a runner for ASM Sports, in which Miller talks about paying $100,000 to make sure current star freshman DeAndre Ayton landed with the Wildcats, according to an ESPN report.
Dawkins, who was working under ASM sports agent Andy Miller, is a major figure in the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball, which according to Yahoo Sports will implicate players and coaches from some of the nation’s top programs.
During the taped conversations, Miller was asked by Dawkins if he should work with then-assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson about finalizing the agreement with Ayton. Miller, according to ESPN’s report, told Dawkins to deal directly with him when it came to money.
The calls are among 3,000 hours intercepted from Dawkins’ phone. According to Yahoo Sports, Dawkins can be heard on wiretaps claiming he can attend Arizona practices, “like I’m on the team.”
A woman who knew the Nikolas Cruz warned the FBI. “I know he’s going to explode,” the woman said in a call to the F.B.I.’s tip hotline on Jan. 5, according to the FBI transcript. The same person who called to warn the FBI also called Parkland Police Department and was never called back!
The tipster that informed the FBI about the Florida shooter informed the bureau that he will "get into a school and shoot the place up".
This was just one month before the shooting.
A person close to Nikolas Cruz, the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentines day, warned the FBI she was concerned Cruz would "get into a school and just shoot the place up," according to a leaked transcript of her call to the bureau's tip line one month before the massacre.
The transcript, seen by the Wall Street Journal, provides chilling detail about the woman’s efforts on January 5, just over a month before the February 14 tragedy, to warn authorities about Nikolas Cruz’s propensity for violence and his troubled past.
Tragically, the FBI was busier with other things.
“You know, it’s just so much,” said the caller. “I know he’s—he’s going to explode.” The woman said she was making the call because she wanted a “clear conscience if he takes off and, and just starts shooting places up,” according to the transcripts which were reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
The caller also mentioned that Cruz dressed up as a ninja or an ISIS fighter, according to the WSJ.
hile the FBI last week acknowledged receiving such a call, the transcript, and the stark nature of the caller’s precise warnings about Cruz’s disturbing actions and volatile temperament, previously hasn’t been made public.
“It’s alarming to see these pictures and to know what he’s capable of doing and what could happen,” the caller continued. “He’s [been] thrown out of all these schools because he would pick up a chair and just throw it at somebody, a teacher or a student, because he didn’t like the way they were talking to him.”
She also said that Cruz was due to inherit $25,000 a year, from a life insurance policy, and she was worried that he would spend it on guns.
The concerned Cruz acquaintance also told the FBI that he mutilated frogs, and at least on one occasion, a bird.
“He brought the bird into the house,” she recounted. “He threw it on his mother’s kitchen counter and he started cutting it up. He has all kinds of hunting knives. I don’t know what knife he used, though. And he started cutting the bird up, and his mother…said, ‘What’re you doing?’ And he says, ‘I want to see what’s inside.’”
The caller then said, “That to me would be a red flag.”
Apparently not so much to the FBI, which admitted last week that it failed to forward the call to the Miami field office for investigation.
The FBI also admitted that the Bureau had investigated a school shooting threat made on YouTube last year but could not identify person behind it - despite Nikolas Cruz using his real name to sign the threat which quite literally says "Im going to be a professional school shooter."
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While the Left Slams Trump for Saying it, FBI Admits They Screwed Up!
President Trump has received quite a bit of criticism for saying the FBI dropped the ball when it came to the Florida school shooting, not only from his usual critics, but even the seemingly rehearsed comments by students that survived the ordeal and have been thrust into the liberal media's lime light.
While these groups are busy criticizing Trump over his statements, the FBI actually admits that they screwed up.
cbsnews.com reports: The FBI's acting deputy director on Thursday admitted that there was a "mistake made" within the agency when it received a tip regarding concerns about the Florida school shooter.
During a press conference, David Bowdich was asked about the missed tip, and he said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray immediately ordered a full-scale review of the agency's public access line, which is based in West Virginia. The call center, Bowdich told reporters, sends leads back to FBI field offices "throughout the country."
"In this case, we were conducting full scale review, but I will tell you Monday, I went out there myself and with my team, and it is a professional operation," he said. "Now let me be clear, there was a mistake made, we know that, but it is our job to make sure that we do everything in our power to ensure that does not happen again."
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