This is curious. As Twitchy noted earlier, CNN reported Thursday morning that suspicious staff members of an Orlando gun store alerted police to nightclub shooter Omar Mateen weeks ago, after he had asked to purchase heavy body armor.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 16, 2016
By Thursday night, though, CNN’s Erin Burnett reported that the FBI had changed its tune, saying it had “no comment” on reports that the gun shop had called to alert authorities after first denying it had received any such call.
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) June 16, 2016
— Jeffrey Deitelbaum (@tutzerjd) June 16, 2016
@OutFrontCNN Warning did no good! FBI sloppy? Deadly mistake!
— D.K.Whitlock (@dkwhitlock1) June 16, 2016
@OutFrontCNN BUSTED! So it's not the gun, it's not the gun shop.. it's the government that's the problem.
— (((CO REDTraci))) (@EXgoptraci) June 16, 2016
@OutFrontCNN The only plots FBI is willing to stop are the plots they have a hand in creating. FBI is a failure.
— Cory (@coryxoxo) June 16, 2016
Perhaps the FBI has decided it’s best to withhold any comment on the lead-up to the nightclub massacre until the government has a better handle on “whatever the killer’s motive was.”