“Even with the misspelling under our current system, there are redundancies, and so the system did ping when he was leaving the United States,” she said.
Her disclosure that Homeland Security knew of the trip raised questions among lawmakers. “I want to make sure that DHS is talking to the FBI,” said Senator Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee. “It looks to me like there is a lack of communication.”
John R. Ellement, Brian Ballou, Jenn Abelson and Casey Ross of the Globe staff and Globe correspondents Lauren Dezenski and Evan Allen contributed. Mark Arsenault can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.