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No evidence yet of direct communication with IS

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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says that investigators have not yet found evidence of direct communication between the Orlando nightclub gunman and Islamic State members overseas.
   Rep. Adam Schiff has been briefed multiple times by federal law enforcement. He says it is possible that Omar Mateen was self-radicalized but not "under the command and control of ISIS."
   The California congressman says that could change and that it's too early to know whether there was something that could have been done to prevent the attack.
   The FBI investigated Mateen in 2013 after he made inflammatory comments to co-workers alleging possible ties to terrorists. The following year, the agency looked into potential ties connecting Mateen to Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria.
   He was cleared after both investigations.

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