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Feds reverse course, release full Orlando shooter transcript
by Julian Hattem
The Justice Department quickly reversed course on Monday after coming under intense criticism for redacting references to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the transcript of a 911 call made by Orlando gunman Omar Mateen.
Roughly four hours after releasing the censored June 12 transcript, the administration caved to pressure, releasing the text of the call in full.
"Unfortunately, the unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime," the Justice Department and FBI said in a joint statement.
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