Ryan: Obama Admin ‘Selectively Editing’ Orlando Terrorist Transcript ‘Is Preposterous’

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UPDATE: The FBI has reversed course and released the full transcript of the 911 phone call between police and the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called on Barack Obama to reverse the decision to censor the 911 transcripts from the Orlando terrorist attack where the perpetrator pledged his allegiance to ISIS.

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File photo

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In a statement released on Monday, Ryan said, “Selectively editing this transcript is preposterous. We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS.” (RELATED: Giuliani: Obama’s ‘Denial’ Of Radical Islam Will Lead To ‘More Attacks’)

“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,” Ryan said.

Earlier on Monday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani compared the Obama administration’s censoring of the transcripts to what it would have been like during World War II “if I called up and said that I’m part of the Nazi movement, I’ve joined here in the United States and I’m going kill 49 Americas and we left out the Nazi movement.”

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