TSA failed to vet 73 employees with terror ties working at 40 U.S. airports
By Katherine Weber,
March 16, 2016
Posted by Robert Spencer
March 17, 2016
But no doubt they never came to work with toothpaste tubes larger than three ounces.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to vet 73 employees with terrorism ties working at 40 U.S. airports, recently-obtained documents assert.
The local FOX-affiliated WFXT-News media outlet has acquired information through the Freedom of Information Act that indicates these workers, who have been employed with private airport businesses, have worked at 40 airports across the country. It remains unclear which of these workers are currently employed.
While the Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office released the report of the 73 airport employees last June, FOX 25 just identified the 40 airports where the terrorist-linked employees currently work or have worked.
According to the media outlet, these employees were not properly vetted because the TSA did not have full access to terrorist databases during their hiring.
Terrorism-linked employees have been flagged at Boston’s Logan International Airport, Denver International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, Dallas Love Field, San Francisco International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport, among others….