CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Washington: Susan Candiotti) The decision by President Bush's administration to try American Taliban fighter John Walker in a civilian court on charges of conspiracy to kill Americans outside the United States and helping terrorists featured; details given about his meeting with Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden. [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says Walker chose terrorism and to embrace fanatics.] [On December 2, 2001, WALKER - comments.] Statement from Walker's family quoted. The timetable for Walker's trial discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with retired Army Major General Michael Nardotti about the Walker case. [From Washington, NARDOTTI - explains why Walker is not being tried for treason; comments on the affidavit evidence against Walker; explains the conspiracy charges in taking up arms against United States troops.]