The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the older Tsarnaev brother two years ago over possible extremist ties, an FBI official tells Fox News.

An unidentified foreign government had concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ties to an extremist group. The FBI fully “scrubbed” or investigated the man and ended up talking to him.

“We did not find anything,” the FBI official told Fox News.

The FBI reported back to the foreign government that it found nothing but told them to follow-up if they got any additional information. The FBI official told Fox News the foreign government never followed up “in any way, shape or form.”

As a result, the FBI closed the case.

Continue reading →