Barr: ‘Significant ties’ between al Qaeda, shooter at Pensacola naval base | TheHill

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrPresident weakens US counterintelligence and promotes armed protests Trump assault on women’s choice continues despite pandemic Trump puts pressure on GOP, dismisses Biden and jabs media in Saturday tweetstorm MORE said Monday that the Justice Department has uncovered evidence demonstrating that the Saudi military officer behind last year’s Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting had “significant ties” to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Barr, who disclosed the details at a virtual press conference in Washington, said the evidence was uncovered after the FBI unlocked two iPhones belonging to Mohammed Alshamrani, the gunman who opened fire at the naval station last December.

Barr said the evidence “definitively establishes Alshamrani’s significant ties to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”

–This breaking news report will be updated.

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