By Peter BoyerThe Hill – May 15, 2020 02:25:06 Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) on Friday described a White House visit by the FBI to her office on Monday as a “distraction” from her ongoing investigation into the Boston bombings.
“I was not surprised,” Moore said at a press conference.
“I have a great relationship with the FBI and I appreciate the work they do.”
The FBI, which had been in the process of reviewing the agency’s security protocols after the April 15 attack on the marathon’s finish line, announced on April 25 that the bureau was expanding its investigation into what led to the explosions.
The agency was not required to notify the White House until April 28, which is when it did.
“The FBI is working with the Department of Justice to ensure that any information shared with the White house and other relevant officials does not impact our investigation into this horrific attack,” the bureau said in a statement.
Moore and her staff are still investigating the deadly attack on a packed Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, which left three dead and more than 260 injured.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have said they are probing whether the attacks were coordinated.
The bureau is not releasing details of its investigation.
President Donald Trump on Monday sent the FBI an update on the investigation, saying he had spoken to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn.
“We will follow up with the Attorney General as soon as possible,” Trump tweeted.
The White House said on Friday that Sessions, McGahn and Trump had discussed the investigation on May 16.
Moore has been a leading voice in the House investigating the Boston attack.