U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wants answers from Facebook. Facebook says it has received the Wisconsin Republican’s request for posts and searches made by Orlando shooter Omar Mateen.
Johnson, who chairs the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, says he’s giving Facebook until June 29th to turn over items from Mateen’s five Facebook accounts. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Johnson says Mateen used the site to post messages about his loyalty to the Islamic State.
The senator also asked FBI Director James Comey to report on Mateen’s contacts with the agency around the time of Sunday’s attacks and other information on his activities. Johnson says his panel wants to know more about “the root causes of homegrown extremism.”