The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fired two of the 73 employees who were on a terrorist watch list. The remaining 71 had their names “scrubbed” from the watch list on the advice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Apparently, not only did the TSA fail to identify inert explosives and fake weapons 95% of the time during recent sting investigations, they also failed to identify that some 73 of the people the TSA’s employees had links to terrorism.
The TSA were apparently not privy to the watch list names at the time. In response to the revelation that the TSA had employed 73 people on the terrorist watch list, only two ended up being fired, according to what TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger told Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) during a House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday on TSA misconduct.
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