ABC News and The Blotter report that a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has asked the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General to investigate why suspect individuals including terrorists and drug kingpins have been able to retain their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s licenses.
In a letter to DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner, the senators cited media reports that questioned the ability of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to purge the FAA’s aviation list of individuals.
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