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VERBATIM: FBI issues transcripts of FL shooter's calls

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While we're not releasing the audio, what I can tell you is that while the killer made these murderer statements, he did so in a chilling, calm and deliberate manner. As you will see from the transcripts that we provided just a few moments ago, the killer of 49 and the shooter of 53 others identified himself as an Islamic soldier, who pledged allegiance to a terrorist organization which was bent on killing Americans.
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He does not represent the religion of Islam, but a perverted view, which based on what we know today, was inspired by extremist killers. We currently have no evidence that he was directed by a foreign terrorist group. But was radicalized domestically. Our investigation into the motives behind the killer and anyone who may have conspired with him or supported him continues.
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Please also keep in mind that the investigation of the shooting exchange between police and the killer is ongoing. I would point out that some had mistakenly rushed to judgment regarding the actions of these brave men and women. What they did that evening and those early morning hours was nothing less than extraordinary.