(Gateway Pundit) – In a shocking admission, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich revealed Wednesday that the Obama Justice Department forced the FBI to remove 500,000 fugitives from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich confirmed that it was a decision made under the direction of the Obama administration that led to more than half a million fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants to have their names removed from a national database.
The interpretation of a “fugitive from justice” to refer to wanted people who have crossed state lines was determined by former President Obama’s Justice Department which directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Bowdich testified about the decision during Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the failed response of the FBI and law enforcement in preventing the Parkland, Florida mass shooting last month which claimed the lives of 17 people.
When asked who made the decision to remove the fugitives from the database, Bowdich had this to say…
“That was a decision that was made under the previous administration,” Bowdich told Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
“It was the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel that reviewed the law and believed that it needed to be interpreted so that if someone was a fugitive in a state, there had to be indications that they had crossed state lines.”
“Otherwise they were not known to be a fugitive under the law and the way it was interpreted,” Bowdich added.