Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI's counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base.

Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.

"Do you guys teach your agents that Fort Hood was workplace violence?" one staffer asked.

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