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Rahim Family Lawyers Ask U.S. AG Lynch to Investigate Congressman's Comments

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    Rahim Family Lawyers Ask U.S. AG Lynch to Investigate Congressman's Comments
    Usaamah Rahim was killed by terror investigators in Boston on June 2. They say he planned to behead an unidentified victim, then changed his mind and wanted to kill police officers. David Wright, a relative of Rahim's, is being held on a charge of conspiracy with intent to obstruct a federal investigation.

    The lawyers of the family of a terror suspect shot and killed by law enforcement in Boston earlier this month have asked the Justice Department to investigate comments made by a congressman in the wake of the shooting.

    The family of Usaamah Rahim, 26, say that U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch's disclosure that FBI agents were "under orders not to let him get on that bus" is evidence that authorities tried to illegally arrest Rahim, the family's lawyers said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

    Rahim was killed after allegedly lunging at investigators with a knife when they approached him about recorded phone conversations on June 2.

    Authorities say Rahim plotted with two others to first behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller, then abandoned that plot in favor of attacking police officers.

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    Rahim's family has denied the allegations.