JANET NAPOLITANO’S MAJOR ADMISSION: SAUDI STUDENT WAS PUT ON WATCHLIST
He was not on a watchlist when he got a student visa (which is the gist of the question)
“With regard to the Saudi student, was he on a watchlist, and if so, how did he obtain a student visa?” Grassley asked.
Napolitano firmly responded: “He was not on a watchlist. What happened is — this student was, really when you back it out, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was never a subject. He was never even really a person of interest. Because he was being interviewed, he was at that point put on a watchlist, and then when it was quickly determined he had nothing to do with the bombing, the watch listing status was removed.” [Emphasis added]
He was very briefly put on a watchlist while being interviewed after the bombing.
How is this "major"?