During a press conference on Wednesday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo speculated that Stephen Paddock had help completing the deadliest shooting in US history.
“Look at this. You look at the weapon obtaining the different amounts of tannerite available, do you think this was all accomplished on his own, face value?” Lombardo said during the conference.
“Here’s the reason why, put one and one–two and two together, another residence in Reno with firearms, okay, electronics and everything else associated with larger amounts of ammo, a place in Mesquite, we know he had a girlfriend,” he continued. “Do you think this is all self-facing individual without talking to somebody, it was sequestered amongst himself. Come on focus folks these type of investigations have been occurring in the last few years and we have to investigate that.”
During the press conference, the FBI also insinuated Paddock has assistance.
FBI special agent Aaron Rouse said the agency has leads in the investigation, “all across the United States and all across the world.”
“There’s going to be questions, I’m sure you’re going to have questions about people we’ve been talking to, maybe people outside of the United States,” Rouse said. “The fundamental trust of the American people and the FBI is based upon our discretion–and how good would that discretion be if we were to provide information that they provided to us in confidence?”
“This is about informing on an investigation, this is about resolving an investigation, so specifics regarding any individual contact cannot be answered. You need us, you trust us, and the way we have that trust is by using good discretion about what we share,” he continued. “Additionally, we have multiple leads across the United States and all across the world for our legal industries determining the whereabouts of the panel of the people involved in this investigation, and that leads grows. A lot of these leads will go nowhere but we have to follow them, and that’s going to take some time.”
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