The Unanswered Questions in the Boston Marathon Bombings' Case

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Abdulbaki Todashev, the father of Ibragim Todashev, shows photographs of his son's body at a mortuary during a news conference in Moscow May 30, 2013. Muslim civil liberties group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said on Wednesday it wants a review of the death of Todashev, a Chechen immigrant linked to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Florida. The FBI has said that Todashev, 27, was being questioned when he suddenly attacked an agent on May 22 at his Orlando condominium and was shot and killed based on the "imminent threat posed by the individual." A friend of Todashev has said he had lived in Boston and knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the older of the two brothers suspected of planting two bombs at the marathon on April 15, killing three people and injuring 264. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) TEMPLATE OUT - RTX105ZN


FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, gave clearance for the NSA's phone records sweep on April 25th, 10 days after the Boston Marathon bombings. The timing has many speculating about a connection between the two. We can't know for sure, but it got us wondering about the status of that investigation. Juliette Kayyem, foreign affairs columnist for the Boston Globe, and a former homeland security official, says there are many unanswered questions in the case.