U.S. attorney's bizarre statement on Tsarnaev death sentence

There is something very suspicious in the statement made by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, following the death sentence handed out by the jury that convicted  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  The Blaze reports on it:

After a jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz spoke out about the case and Tsarnaev’s motive in the horrific crime at a press conference.

She first touted the criminal justice system, but quickly made it a point to emphasize that the Boston Marathon bombing, despite what Tsarnaev has claimed, was not a “religious crime.”

“Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims — this was not a religious crime,” Ortiz said. “It was a political crime designed to intimidate and to coerce the United States.”

You can see the statement here.

The statement by the political appointee Ortiz, “this was not a religious crime,” flies in the face of the opening statement of her prosecutor:

In the opening statements of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial, prosecutors described Tsarnaev as a “holy warrior” whose actions were motivated by a desire to die as a martyr and reach “paradise.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, in statements made Wednesday, said that Tsarnaev had been driven both by a desire to punish the United States for mistreating civilians in its wars against Muslim countries and to become a shaheed (martyr) in the process.

I smell a rat.  Ortiz reports to newly installed AG Loretta Lynch.  Was there a phone call or memo that called on her to deny the obvious religious component of the crime, something that was acknowledged at the very beginning of the case?

There is something very suspicious in the statement made by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, following the death sentence handed out by the jury that convicted  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  The Blaze reports on it:

After a jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz spoke out about the case and Tsarnaev’s motive in the horrific crime at a press conference.

She first touted the criminal justice system, but quickly made it a point to emphasize that the Boston Marathon bombing, despite what Tsarnaev has claimed, was not a “religious crime.”

“Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims — this was not a religious crime,” Ortiz said. “It was a political crime designed to intimidate and to coerce the United States.”

You can see the statement here.

The statement by the political appointee Ortiz, “this was not a religious crime,” flies in the face of the opening statement of her prosecutor:

In the opening statements of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial, prosecutors described Tsarnaev as a “holy warrior” whose actions were motivated by a desire to die as a martyr and reach “paradise.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, in statements made Wednesday, said that Tsarnaev had been driven both by a desire to punish the United States for mistreating civilians in its wars against Muslim countries and to become a shaheed (martyr) in the process.

I smell a rat.  Ortiz reports to newly installed AG Loretta Lynch.  Was there a phone call or memo that called on her to deny the obvious religious component of the crime, something that was acknowledged at the very beginning of the case?