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On a day which saw Dzhokhar Tsarnaev formally charged by the Justice Department, on Monday evening, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Jake Tapper to offer his latest insights into the developments of the case of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Reporting from the ground in Boston, the host of CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" noted that Tsarnaev has submitted to his first preliminary interview with authorities, making a handful of noteworthy claims:
"What Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is conveying to investigators is the following: One, that there were not foreign terrorist groups involved in this terrorist plot, that it was just the two of them. Two, that there was a real online component, to this radicalization, done through videos," explained Tapper, before adding the third item in his list of new information. "That the older brother – Tamerlan Tsarnaev – was the driving force."
Despite being in a "debilitated state" as a result of injuries incurred on both Thursday and Friday of last week, officials have told Tapper that the younger Tsarnaev is lucid to the point where his intel can be trusted:
"His health obviously has been of serious concern, he's been in serious condition, but he is able to communicate, he is talking to investigators," he told Piers Morgan. "So far ... there has been some serious information, that he has been able to offer."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Tapper goes on to share specific details as to the ways in which an injured Tsarnaev is able to communicate amidst his various medical ailments.
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