Published June 20, 2016 | FoxNews.com
The Department of Justice is scrubbing transcripts of the calls Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen made to police during his massacre of references to his radical Muslim beliefs, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday.
A partial transcript of the conversations between Mateen, who killed 49 and wounded scores in the June 12 attack at a Florida gay nightclub June 12 is set to be released on Monday. But Lynch, who appeared on numerous Sunday talk shows, said the transcripts will not include Mateen’s vow to follow ISIS or any other religious justification for the attack.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told NBC. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”