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Russia apparently asked repeatedly about Tamerlan Tsarnaev

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev

(CNN) — Russia apparently contacted the FBI more than once about dead about Boston Marathon attack suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a Virginia lawmaker told CNN Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was asked about a newspaper report that said there wasn’t just one point of contact between Russia and the FBI.

“We are hearing that,” Goodlatte said.

Russia contacted the FBI at least one time, according to a federal law enforcement source, who spoke on condition of not being identified.

The source said the FBI found no suspicions of terrorist ties when it interviewed Tsarnaev and his family members and friends in 2011 after Russia asked U.S. authorities for information on the immigrant from the Caucasus region.

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