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www.wmfd.com - The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings hasn't said much since being read his Miranda rights, including his right to remain silent. }}" />

   
 
 
Boston Bombing Suspect Mum Since Miranda Rights Read

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  Original Published: 4/29/2013 The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings hasn't said much since being read his Miranda rights, including his right to remain silent. CNN's Athena Jones reports the decision to read those rights has caused a bit of controversy in the intelligence community. Attorney General Eric Holder, under fire from Republicans for agreeing to a judge's decision to read the Boston bombing suspect his Miranda rights. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has since mostly clammed up, and Republicans say Holder let potentially valuable information get out of reach. Speaking to CNN, Holder answered that criticism for the first time at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. "The decision to Mirandize him was one that the magistrate made. And that was totally consistent with the laws that we have. We have a two-day period to question him under the public safety exception, so I think everything was done appropriately and we got good leads," Holder said. Republican Rep. Peter King is shooting back, saying investigators may never find out whether others were involved and now the brothers became radicalized. "The fact is the FBI was only 16 hours into an interrogation. They had already gotten some significant information. But so much more was still not there. And Eric Holder now has said he approved that interrogation being stopped. It's absolutelydisgraceful because that interrogation could have ended up saving many American lives. We don't know whatthe full consequences of this is going to be." King and other Republicans say Holder could have pushed to extend what's called the "Public Safety Exception" to keep interviewing the suspect before reading him his rights. "The FBI's always going to want to interview as long as they possibly can to get into what happened overseas and the full nature of the plot, but the Public Safety Exception only goes, really, to protecting the public, and once they've gotten the information they need to do that, that's really the full length and dimension of that exception," said Democratic Rep. Adam Scott. "Now, this debate is sure to continue here in Washington. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers has demanded more answers from the Justice Department on how the decision was made to read the suspect his rights," says CNN Reporter Athena Jones.
   
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