U.S. attorney general: Florida shooting ‘act of terror, act of hate’
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday that last week’s shooting massacre in Orlando, Florida, was “an act of terror and an act of hate”, but she declined to divulge what charges may be filed or who may be charged in the case. Lynch told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that she would be going to Orlando on Tuesday to confer with investigators, and on Monday would release transcripts of phone conversations between the deceased shooter, Omar Mateen, and police as the worst mass shooting incident in American history unfolded.
“We’re going back and looking at everything we did in our investigation of the killer and our subsequent contact with him, but also, all the information we are receiving to trying and learn his motivations. This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” Lynch told CNN. (Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Gareth Jones)