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In Depth (Ashcroft / Detainees) #730157

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 05, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Justice Department: Pete Williams) Attorney General John Ashcroft’s defense of the Justice Department’s conduct in the war on terror, including the detention of immigrants after 9/11; details given about the declaration of a radical Muslim cleric, Nasir bin al-Fahd††, approving the use of weapons of mass destruction against the US. [Before Congress, ASHCROFT – says al-Fahd is a prominent Saudi cleric.] [Representative Maxine WATERS†- questions the detentions.] [American Immigration Lawyers Assn. Jeanne BUTTERFIELD†- says the war on terrorism became a war on immigrants.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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