But I'll find out what exactly you're referring to.
Q: They hired an attorney because they're saying that they've been blocked from coming forward.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I'm not familiar with it.
Q: Mr. President, there's a report that your director of national intelligence has ordered a broad review -- this is in regards to the Boston marathon bombing -- that your DNI has ordered a broad review of all the intelligence gathering prior to the attack.
There is also a series of senators -- (name inaudible) -- Saxby Chambliss, Lindsey Graham -- who allege that all these years after 9/11 there still wasn't enough intelligence shared prior to the attack. And now Lindsey Graham, who's a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, has said that Benghazi and Boston are both examples of the U.S. going backwards on national Security. Is he right and did our intelligence miss something?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: No. Mr. Graham is not right on this issue, although I'm sure it generated some headlines. I think that what we saw in Boston was state, local, federal officials, every agency, rallying around a city that had been attacked, identifying the perpetrators just hours after the scene had been examined. We now have one individual deceased, one in custody. Charges have been brought.
I think that all our law enforcement officials performed in an exemplary fashion after the bombing had taken place. And we should be very proud of their work, as obviously we're proud of the people of Boston, all the first responders and the medical personnel that helped save lives.
What we also know is that the Russian intelligence services had alerted U.S. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother, indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. The FBI investigated that older brother. It's not as if the FBI did nothing. They not only investigated the older brother; they interviewed the older brother. They concluded that there were no signs that he was engaging in extremist activity. So that much we know.
And the question then is, was there something that happened that triggered radicalization and actual -- an actual decision by the brother to engage in the attacks that we -- the tragic attack we actually saw in Boston, and are there things -- additional things that could have been done in that interim that might have prevented it?