KSM and 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Face Trial in N.Y. Federal Court
After much delay and speculation, the Obama administration has reportedly decided to try the alleged co-conspirators of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in a civilian federal court in New York. That’s a significant defeat for some lawmakers, who had hoped to ban the men from civilian courts and force their trial in military commissions.
The question of where Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attack, and four of his alleged assistants would be tried has been hotly debated for months now, with the administration leaning towards the federal court system and some Republicans and conservative Democrats insisting they don’t deserve the rights that system affords.
Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to make an announcement and provide further explanation later today.