The Pulse Nightclub gunman was almost put on the FBI’s payroll as an informant. This came out today in the trial of his wife, Noor Salman. Noor Salman has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding the support of a foreign terrorist organization resulting in death and obstruction of justice. Her lawyers want a mistrial because the FBI kept this information from being disclosed. Not only was the shooter considered for an informant role, but his Dad actually was an informant.
As Written and Reported By Ryan Saavedra for the Daily Wire:
On Monday, lawyers representing the wife of the Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman called for a mistrial in the case after they claimed that new details from prosecutors revealed that the gunman’s father was an FBI informant.
CBS affiliate WKMG reports (references to the name of the father redacted):
According to a motion filed by the defense, prosecutors sent an email on Saturday that stated [the gunman’s father] was a confidential FBI source from 2005 through June 2016.
The email also stated that [the gunman’s father] is being investigated for money transfers to Turkey and Pakistan after documents were found in his home on the day of the Pulse attack.
Krista M. Torralva, a crime reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, reported that the FBI also considered making the gunman a confidential FBI informant on terrorism after they investigated him for terrorism and couldn’t find any links.
“FBI Special Agent Juvenal Martin considered developing [the gunman] into a confidential informant for the FBI after investigating him and not finding a tie to terrorism,” Torralva tweeted. “Martin was directly responsible for [the gunman’s] father… who was a confidential……
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