Khalid Sheik Mohammed
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial, but he won’t revisit the decision.
A pair of FBI agents were the first witnesses called by the defense on Monday. The agents testified that they first met Sulaiman Abu Ghaith a year ago on the tarmac in Jordan as he stood beside the plane that would fly him to New York to stand trial.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is accused of conspiring to kill Americans as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Ten years after the fiery collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11, Lower Manhattan came close to becoming an armed camp once again.
After months of opposition from New York officials, the trial for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks may not happen any soon.
Obama administration officials told the Washington Post that the administration has concluded it wasn’t feasible to put Khalid Sheik Mohammed on trial in federal court.
Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo said that the trial for the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks should not be held in New York state.