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(Studio: Katie Couric) Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that 9/11 attack planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 4 accomplices will be tried in civilian court in New York City noted; statement from President Obama quoted.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Holder’s decision and the reaction to it examined; details given about the charges against Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa al-Hawsawi and legal concerns about the use of harsh interrogation techniques. [HOLDER - expects to seek the death penalty.] [9/11 victims’ relatives John CARTIER, Judith REISS- react.] [Legal analyst Andrew COHEN- says the government feels it can win a case without this waterboarding information.] Holder’s announcement that the mastermind of the USS Cole attack will face a military trial noted. The decision to try the suspects who have already admitted guilt and the obstacles to Obama's promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, including White House counsel Greg Craig’s intention to resign, discussed.
- Couric, Katie;
- Orr, Bob
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