FBI Director James Comey stated Monday that he doesn’t think his agency could have done anything to prevent the Sunday terror attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
“We’ll continue to look forward in this investigation and backward,” he said in a national press conference. “We’ll leave no stones unturned, and we’ll work all day and all night to understand the path to that terrible night.”
“We are also going to look hard at our own work to see whether if there is something we could have done differently,” he continued. “So far, the honest answer is ‘I don’t think so,’ and I don’t see anything in reviewing our work that our agents should have done differently, but we’ll look at it in an open and honest way and be transparent about it.”
Comey further stated that the FBI’s “work is challenging.”
“We are looking for needles in a nationwide hay stack, but we’re also called upon to find out which pieces of hay may become needles. If we can find out a way to do that better, we will.”
Before committing his heinous attack, terrorist Omar Mateen had twice been the subject of FBI investigations. (RELATED: 10 Things We Know About Omar Mateen)
According to The Daily Beast, neither probe “produced [anything] that appeared to warrant further investigation.”