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Terrorism / Moussaoui Case / "Plea Circus" / Totenberg Interview #706329

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Alexandria, Virginia: Deborah Feyerick) Another strange day in court for "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui featured; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy† shown of the exchanges between Judge Leonie Brinkema†† & Moussaoui, who changed his plea. [Standby defense attorneys Frank DUNHAM†, Edward MacMAHON†- explains why Moussaoui reconsidered his guilty plea.] [George Washington University law school professor Mary CHEH†- says Moussaoui's notions are fanciful.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with National public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg† about the Moussaoui trial. [From Washington, TOTENBERG - says Moussaoui is not allowed to see classified documents so there are limits to what he can do for himself; outlines Moussaoui's contention that the government knew of the September 11 attack in advance & that he was not involved because he was under surveillance; says he would need "real lawyers" to make a deal with the government.]

Brown, Aaron;
Feyerick, Deborah

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