Our coverage of boston marathon bombing

In Tsarnaev Trial, Prosecutors Turn Hostile Toward Own Witness


Prosecutors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tried to discredit their own witness Wednesday, when it became apparent her findings did not support the government’s charges that the suspect murdered Officer Sean Collier.



Jennifer Montgomery, a forensic DNA analyst from the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, told the court she found none of Collier’s blood on Tsarnaev’s sweatshirt, despite swabbing bloodstains from the abdomen, cuffs, sleeves, elbow region, and back of the garment.


Why Did One Boston-Area Cop Let Tsarnaev Escape?

1Jurors in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev heard dramatic testimony from officers involved in the Watertown shootout Monday. However, they did not hear from the officer who came within a few feet of a fleeing Tsarnaev, then the most wanted man in the country.

Watertown police officer John St. Onge met Tsarnaev “head on” at the corner of Spruce and Lincoln Streets, at a point where the road was too narrow for both cars to pass. That forced the injured Tsarnaev to exit the Mercedes View article …

WGBH-TV in Boston interviews Russ Baker on “Danny”

image001.png@01CF4768.1DA70650TV journalist Emily Rooney recently interviewed WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker about “Danny,” the mysterious carjacking victim in the Boston Marathon case. It’s a fascinating point-by-point on some of the big discrepancies Baker uncovered during his exclusive investigation of Danny’s story. Here are links to Part One and Part Two of his original investigation.



WhoWhatWhy plans to continue doing this kind of groundbreaking original reporting. You can count on us. Can we count on you? What View article …

FBI, Christopher Wray

Ignored Warnings in Florida Shooting Just the Latest FBI Screw-up

The FBI is one of the few institutions that, no matter how often it screws up in major ways, no matter that there is something deeply wrong with the place, never seems to be held accountable.

WhoWhatWhy often covers situations where the FBI knew something in advance before heinous crimes were committed — and then apparently did nothing.

Many of those are so extremely weird that no one knows what to make of the phenomenon, and, frankly, people just don’t want to contemplate whether we are looking at gross incompetence, misplaced priorities, or something worse.

It is with that as background that View article …

Seeking Accountability: Gitmo to Agent Orange: Nov. 11, 2014


Another Boston Bombing Witness Beatdown? by James Henry
Friends of the accused Boston Marathon Bombers have faced intimidation, deportation and even deadly violence. Now another is alleging abuse. Is this latest allegation symptomatic of a broader effort to silence the Tsarnaev brothers’ friends?

ICYMI: WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker’s commentary on “41,” the new biography of George H.W. Bush penned by George W. Bush. Russ spent five years researching the Bush clan for his book “Family of Secrets.”


Who is Jonathan Gruber? He’s the ObamaCare “architect” who was caught View article …