CBS: DNA on bomb no match for Tsarnaev’s wife

posted at 10:01 am on May 3, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

And neither were the fingerprints, but that won’t end the FBI’s interest in the widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers. The bombs were built in relatively close quarters, CBS’ John Miller points out, and the sudden proliferation of pressure cookers, ball bearings, and fireworks must have raised some suspicions in Katherine Tsarnaev’s mind – if she saw them at all. That question, plus a phone call while Tamerlan was on the run, has investigators very interested in continuing to talk with Mrs. Tsarnaev … even if she’s not interested in talking with them:

I’m inclined to agree with Miller that the reported lack of cooperation is just an attorney doing his/her job in protecting a client. It’s not difficult to see how Katherine Russell Tsarnaev could become a suspect, if she’s not already one, and needs to protect herself from becoming further implicated in the plot. There are a lot of unanswered questions about her knowledge of Tamerlan’s plans — starting with his six-month absence in Dagestan that left her with a small child to care for all by herself.  How does a young wife justify that, unless she knows what her husband’s business will be on the trip?

And wouldn’t she have known that her husband had been plotting a suicide attack, at least initially?

Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4, a U.S. law enforcement official regularly briefed on the Boston bombing investigation told CNN. The source said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators their bombs were ready earlier than they expected and they decided to move up the date.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that the Boston Marathon was chosen as a target only a day or two before the event, the source said.

It is unclear which specific event would have been targeted but one of the biggest July Fourth celebrations in the country is held in Boston. The annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular hosts 500,000 spectators, according to the event’s website. It is televised live nationally on CBS.

And the FBI would really like to know what Katherine and Tamerlan discussed the day before the shootout that ended up making her a widow:

Meanwhile, investigators in the Boston bombing case want to find out what Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his wife discussed when he phoned her a few hours after the FBI released photos of him and his brother as suspects in the deadly attack, a separate law enforcement official said Thursday. …

The content of the phone conversation between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his wife, Katherine Russell, has not been disclosed, but authorities want to discuss it with her, the law enforcement official said.

The official said investigators are seeking Russell’s cooperation in learning more about Tsarnaev’s activities and communications leading up to the attacks.

The DNA and fingerprint evidence may lead nowhere; the print could have come from someone who handled the pressure cooker at the factory or in a store, and the DNA could have come from one of the many victims of the Tsarnaevs.  The other questions surrounding Katherine Tsarnaev won’t be so easily dismissed.

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Bullsnacks, she knew. Dude might be able to hide the bomb-making but his voice, his language, his demeanor, the specific things he said HAD to have tipped her off that something wasn’t right.

Bishop on May 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Quick turnaround on the DNA results.

BKeyser on May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

So we can now turn our attention to the one Female
in this country who truly HATES America?

Christiane Amanpour.

ToddPA on May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The libtard should at least renounce her Muslim faith now that her husband is in Hell.

No need for a burqa anymore.

sentinelrules on May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

It’s not difficult to see how Katherine Russell Tsarnaev could become a suspect, if she’s not already one, and needs to protect herself from becoming further implicated in the plot.

If she were truly working 70-80 hours a week, she could play the “too exhausted/distracted with an infant/away from the home to care/understand what was going on” defense. And I’ll buy that if she tells us what she remembers and starts connecting dots, understanding hindsight is 20-20.

Given that loser #1 seems like he was an abusive guy, she may have even welcomed a 6 month respite with no questions asked.

rbj on May 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Dzhokhar’s “girlfriend?”

coldwarrior on May 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I’d hit it.

nonpartisan on May 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

If I were POTUS, I’d have that woman picked up and questioned on a general charge of creepy.

IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Sounds like both Mr. and Mrs. Speedbump were naughty, naughty, naughty.

There is still at least one more player in this. Very probably at least two. Somebody taught these guys how to use those toy car controllers. And, there’s still another woman. Unless the toy car genius is a woman…

trigon on May 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Maybes,there was another female in the house,
or,he had two women on the go,or sumpin!

canopfor on May 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The picture of that face just screams liberal female college student

AZfederalist on May 3, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The bombs were built in relatively close quarters
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Maybes,…one of the Virgins,..(out of 72)had helped him!

Ahem,jus say’n!
(snark)

canopfor on May 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Maybe the older brother, a multi-lingual Central Asian, was recruited by the State Department (aka CIA) to play whatever role they needed him for, then was used as a handy patsy.

Now the ubergovt will focus on the new Al Qaeda hideout: Central Asia, with all of its oil and natural gas: and proximity to Russia.

Does anyone else find it interesting that e.g. Chris Matthews and Sean Hannity can be polar opposites on 99% of issues, but on certain… incidents they are in lock step?

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

“You can’t buy friends. Just politicians….”

H. L. Mencken

I think we need a poll of foreign exchange students on the issue of how they are learning to love America.

IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I’d hit it.

nonpartisan on May 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

We’ll just let that sit there like a turd.

Bat Chain Puller on May 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Huh?

IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

There’s only one solution for this problem. Everyone has to report to their local federal office of whatever and be fingerprinted. Failure to do so could result in a denial of welfare, just kidding, nothing will reform welfare not even a speed bump.

Kissmygrits on May 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

So are we up to 6 or 7 in the Lone Wolves Cell?

Steve Eggleston on May 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Can she be arrested just for being a dumba$$?

msupertas on May 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Gee. You would think that the FBI and whomever is examining the remnants of the pressure cooker bomb used by the New Boston Massacre bombers would consider that the chunk of the pressure cooker in their hands just might have torn a hunk of DNA off one of the victims.

They should be easy to check on, because they are all available for the test.

dockywocky on May 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

And enough with the she worked 80 hrs b.s. The only evidence of that is from her atty and we have no idea what her average work schedule was like. Someone was taking care of the baby while he was murdering people. So, she wasn’t working. She saw him on TV and tipped him off. Did she call the authorities and say, hey, that’s my husband?

She is now using her maiden name but she has not legally changed it. She did not take control of his body and isn’t even taking responsibility for the funeral. But she’s “sad” over his death.

The woman is just creepy as hell. And how do you live with people like that for years with their foaming at the mouth hatred of the US while accepting welfare?

Blake on May 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

If only there was a Christian, conservative, veteran involved.

It doesn’t even have to be a white male…(sob)

IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Gee. You would think that the FBI and whomever is examining the remnants of the pressure cooker bomb used by the New Boston Massacre bombers would consider that the chunk of the pressure cooker in their hands just might have torn a hunk of DNA off one of the victims.

They should be easy to check on, because they are all available for the test.

dockywocky on May 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Maybe, the dna isn’t in the form of blood or tissue?

Blake on May 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM

They didn’t say which bomb it is from. Someone else mentioned that it may be from the lid of the bomb they threw at the cops.

Blake on May 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Everyone call that dipshit sheriff down in Florida and report someone they know who hates the gubbermint. That should help.

msupertas on May 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Well then..no need to question her any further. We need to question the people who “don’t like the government”. Nothing wrong with just knockin’ on their door and asking a few questions. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
Makes perfect sense to me.

Mimzey on May 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Huh? IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:41 AM

She reminds me of this woman:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177412/How-7-7-bombers-Home-Counties-widow-worlds-wanted-woman.html

Her husband blew up a bunch of brits and she played the poor widow. Now she is a confirmed member of Al Queda and is blowing up Africans.

Blake on May 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM

typical idiot beaurocrats. Let Tamlerlan slip through their finger and now and try and pound the wife.

Leave the woman alone.

renalin on May 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Not a match for this wife, but Islam allows four wives… clearly Speedbump wasn’t the kind of guy who was home in time for dinner every night.

cool breeze on May 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM

“Don’t look for any suspects except USDA Govt Approved ones.”

“But what about this?”

“Next question.”

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Waterboard her and everyone else Speedbump and Flashbang hung around.

glockomatic on May 3, 2013 at 10:47 AM

The bombs were built in relatively close quarters, CBS’ John Miller points out, and the sudden proliferation of pressure cookers, ball bearings, and fireworks must have raised some suspicions in Katherine Tsarnaev’s mind – if she saw them at all.

Maybe she just wasn’t into cooking. Her husband loved Emeril when he would shout “bam!”

arnold ziffel on May 3, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Whatever is on the chunk of pressure cooker, it got there by running into someone at a high velocity – which leaves it open to skin, hair, blood, bone or muscle from a victim of the bomb.

dockywocky on May 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Edmonds is a 911 truther.

Mimzey on May 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Why are we getting updates about an ongoing investigation from CBS? Can we even trust these reports given how badly they’ve reported on this story every step of the way?

Happy Nomad on May 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM

The DNA and fingerprint evidence may lead nowhere; the print could have come from someone who handled the pressure cooker at the factory or in a store, and the DNA could have come from one of the many victims of the Tsarnaevs

, or both could have come from the original radical in the family, the mother.

burt on May 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Not convinced she’s anything but a victim here.

Red Creek on May 3, 2013 at 11:49 AM

or both could have come from the original radical in the family, the mother.

burt on May 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM

They all wondered why both boys put pressure-cookers on their Christmas lists.

slickwillie2001 on May 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Huh? IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Quite a big, lonely, conspiracy cuckoo site ya got there for someone who can’t string a few clues together.

winoceros on May 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM

She’s always walking around with a smirk on her face. I think they should rubber hose her.

Blake on May 3, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Leave the woman alone.

renalin on May 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Right, ‘cuz she told her husband and brother-in-law to get out of town after seeing their photographs on television and didn’t call authorities.

Maybe she didn’t commit a crime, but she definitely deserves to be looked at closely.

Resist We Much on May 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Leave the woman alone.

renalin on May 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I’d hit it.

nonpartisan on May 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Esquire at work.

Jabberwock on May 3, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Ship her to shitanistan anyways.

tom daschle concerned on May 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

They all wondered why both boys put pressure-cookers on their Christmas Ramadan lists.

FIFY

Galtian on May 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

The obvious scenario:

The devout radical Muslim was cheating on his wife. She’s lucky she didn’t get punished with an ‘honor klling’.

socalcon on May 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM

So we can now turn our attention to the one Female
in this country who truly HATES America?

Christiane AmanpourMichelle Obama.

ToddPA on May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Edited for accuracy.

bigmacdaddy on May 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Edmonds is a 911 truther.

Mimzey on May 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

So she doesn’t believe that two jets knocked down seven buildings and left almost no rubble?

Haven’t heard her address that.

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Huh? IlikedAUH2O on May 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Quite a big, lonely, conspiracy cuckoo site ya got there for someone who can’t string a few clues together.

winoceros on May 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Should I take that personal?

Akzed on May 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

. She saw him on TV and tipped him off. Did she call the authorities and say, hey, that’s my husband?

Blake on May 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

The house she lived in should have been taken apart. She got lawyered up faster than you can say jack rabbit. When Kennedy was killed, Oswald’s wife was interviewed in depth, while this one is having lawyers make deals.

If she knew nothing, she should be begging police to search every place she stayed with her husband, including her parent’s home, in case he hid anything. She should have done this for public safety

The way they are barely feeding out the details of her welfare consumption, it is hard to tell if she obtained benefits under false pretenses.

She may get away with tipping off the murdering spouse, but that does not leave her hands clean. They are dripping in blood

entagor on May 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

sudden proliferation of pressure cookers, ball bearings, and fireworks must have raised some suspicions in Katherine Tsarnaev’s mind

Not the type of things normal people would have in a home where they were raising a 3 year old child.

wren on May 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

If she were truly working 70-80 hours a week, she could play the “too exhausted/distracted with an infant/away from the home to care/understand what was going on” defense

rbj on May 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

From what I have read, the bomber’s widow was a home health care worker.

Home health care workers are often paid for 24 hour shifts when they stay overnight with elderly or sick clients.

So it is very likely that the young widow accomplished her 70-80 hours per week by working 3 to 3 1/2 days per week.

3 24-hour shifts = 72 hours

wren on May 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

So we can now turn our attention to the one Female-voiced “journalist”
in this country who truly HATES America?

Christiane Amanpour.

ToddPA on May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

fify

cableguy615 on May 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM