Tashfeen Malik was "vetted" at least three times by the Feds. She was given a clean bill of health and was welcomed into the USA with open arms.
How could Homeland Security, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, etc. etc. etc, ad nauseam have missed the fact that this avowed Islamic Terrorist was openly and notoriously spewing her lunatic jihadist intentions on Facebook?
Well, as it turns out, the DHS, INS, FBI, CIA didn't MISS anything.
They were ordered by the Obama White House not to look at Facebook or any other social media sources for links to terrorism.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reportedly refused in early 2014 to end the policy though several other officials in the organization pressed for such a change.
According to ABC News:
“They could have denied this visa” if they had screened her online accounts, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said on Tuesday.
According to John Cohen, former acting under-secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and currently a national security consultant.
"The primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly and there were concerns that it would be embarrassing,"
Malik's background check included at least one in-person interview in Pakistan and another after marrying Syed Farook. She also had to provide fingerprints and a variety of background information. Authorities also vetted her, using intelligence and law enforcement databases.
Yet the day after the attack, Facebook found a post on a page maintained by Malik pledging her and Farook's allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group.
Authorities have said Malik and Farook exchanged messages about jihad and martyrdom online before they were married and while she was living in Pakistan.
Ain't Political Correctness just grand?