Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee offered up some harsh truth about the FBI’s failure to prevent the Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen, despite having him under investigation for nearly a year. “If you’re wondering how such an obvious ticking time bomb as [Mateen] was somehow overlooked by our massive federal security apparatus, it turns out that was deliberate,” he wrote on his website Tuesday.

Huckabee pointed to a FOX News report that, in a closed-door meeting Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed to reporters there was a 10-month investigation of Mateen in 2013. It was initiated after his co-workers reported statements he made that concerned them. Federal agencies have repeatedly told Americans “If you see something, say something,” and it would appear these co-workers did exactly that. Which begs the question why, then, the FBI decided not to take further action. READ MORE