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FBI more interested in suing Apple than accessing San Bernardino evidence, members of Congress say

FBI more interested in suing Apple than accessing San Bernardino evidence, members of Congress say

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Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018 | comments

The FBI was more interested in forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s cellphone rather look at other options in a time-sensitive investigation, a group of bipartisan members of Congress said Friday.

In a letter to FBI Directory Christopher Wray, the representatives said the bureau was more interested in squeezing Apple than cracking the case.

After the December 2015 terror attack in which Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 17 people, the FBI sought to gather evidence from Farook’s iPhone. In a March 2016 lawsuit, the FBI alleged it could not access Farook’s phone without Apple’s assistance.

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