September 17th, 2013
12:21 AM ET

Navy Yard shooting suspect passed security clearances; showed 'pattern of misconduct' in military

Troubling questions are being raised about how the suspected D.C. shooter Aaron Alexis ended up as a military contractor in the oldest Naval facility in the country.

As we reported, Alexis was a former Navy Reservist with a troubled military career, who was discharged in 2011 because of a "pattern of misconduct."

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He was then hired by a contractor, giant Hewlett-Packard and given security clearance with the Navy.

This seems shocking and it prompted Republican Senator Susan Collins to say these latest developments really make her "question the kind of vetting contractors do."

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