MOSCOW – A delegation of American lawmakers will travel to Russia next week in part to investigate last month’s Boston Marathon bombings, ABC News has learned.
The group, led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., wants to find out why a 2011 Russian request that the United States investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspected Boston bombers, did not raise more red flags.
The ongoing violence in the northern Caucasus is now a “threat” to the United States that requires closer cooperation with Russia, lawmakers said Friday in response to the Boston bombings.
House Repbublicans and Democrats made the remarks at a hearing on Islamist extremism in Chechnya and the surrounding region.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has vowed to put the Obama administration and fellow legislators under pressure to take action to free Dr. Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who assisted the U.S. in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and who is now serving a 33-year prison sentence.
Relatives of the hero doctor who helped the U.S. pinpoint Osama bin Laden are so fearful of retribution and devoid of hope that they have asked his lawyer and older brother to stop trying to get him freed from prison.
Washington, Nov 15 - Today, ScienceInsider is taking a closer look at the three veteran politicians running to become chair of the House of Representative's Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI), and Lamar Smith (R-TX).
Washington, Aug 3 - Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement congratulating The Boeing Company, Space Exploration Technologies (Space X) and Sierra Nevada Corporation awarded Space Act Agreements by NASA in the agency’s Crew Commercial Integrated Capability (CCiCap) to mature and demonstrate a crew transportation system:
Washington, Jun 27 - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) fired the latest shot Wednesday in his feud with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, accusing Karzai’s family of corruption with the Chinese over an oil deal in Afghanistan.
Washington, Jun 19 - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is urging the United States to intervene more forcefully in the case of the doctor who was jailed in Pakistan for helping track down Osama bin Laden, saying no one in the administration or Congress seems to care what happens to him.
Washington, Jun 19 - The California congressman who's made the plight of jailed Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi a personal cause said Monday he's concerned the case has fallen off the radar screen -- and that without U.S. intervention, the man credited with helping track Usama bin Laden will be left to "suffer in a dungeon."
Washington, May 24 - A Republican congressman called Thursday for a "massive outpouring" of pressure to compel Pakistan to release from prison the doctor who helped find Usama bin Laden, warning that the U.S. would be setting an "immoral and cowardly" example by failing to secure his release.