Guantanamo prisoners make mockery of trial
Lis Wiehl and Dan Schorr discuss Guantanamo, new lawsuits against the NFL and the John Edwards trial
- Duration 8:52
- Date May 8, 2012
Lis Wiehl and Dan Schorr discuss Guantanamo, new lawsuits against the NFL and the John Edwards trial
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As always now let's get to the legal panel joining me in the studio -- down -- -- a former criminal prosecutor.
And now associate managing -- with scroll to say that right that's right crawl advisory solutions good to have you -- down.
And of colts lease will as always you looking very pretty and -- a look like it is very spring like.
I'm at least the Guantanamo trials.
That Khalid Sheikh Mohammed the 9/11 miles are alleged to 9/11 miles -- the mind.
In court today today over the past companies seem to make a mockery of the end.
-- trial on Hannity can -- go ahead to look past it.
But remember Saturday we've all seen images and just thinking about those poor families that are watching this and looking at him making a mockery that he -- the other four defendants.
Of our criminal justice system and where paid for by the way Jonathan we're paying for his lawyer were paying for all of this to happen.
Will it go ahead yes -- take years yes we'll call yeah millions of dollars to discuss all yes yes and yeah.
-- -- how hard is it as a prosecutor.
If you have these kind of characters that you're trying to prosecute.
They sit -- making a mockery of the proceedings refusing to say a single woods.
That -- -- coal.
How do you handle that.
Would judge has a tough job on the one hand you have to keep order and respect on the other hand if you silence them too much and -- might have an appellate issue and you wind and that.
So you can have to give them a little leeway it's going to be frustrating it's going to be drawn out but hopefully it leads to the right result and -- you have great released yet.
Clinton -- in years is this is gonna -- get a tentative trial date is -- eight point thirteen address tentative so it is probably going to be longer than ever talking about nearly at 2000.
Murder counts -- -- got -- -- all of those things together all of that evidence together.
But all those witnesses on and then defense obviously -- their case on its gonna take a long long time.
Now in terms of and -- what will happen at this.
Dan I'm interested in in the that the victim lived there relatives of the victims.
What kind do that we know that some of the -- watching the proceedings on closed circuit.
Will they get any more access to that will do we know if they don't -- -- victim impact statements in this in this case it's -- usually if.
By that point the conviction will already have been not in.
So what the problem is getting to that particular -- to a verdict -- -- that takes so -- and families are watching this and it's extremely frustrating -- -- cannot -- to mitigate try to -- -- off the table do we know if they will allow loses they lose relatives of the victims to be in the courtroom will it all become my -- I understand there were five relatives of victims that were allowed into the court for the -- proceedings so maybe they'll be rotating -- five to ten there's -- they -- allow them to do that yet -- impact statement is that -- -- -- right exactly only at sentencing that you mention one thing that would that would -- to stand in front of the people accused of bringing them this will -- Either mitigate or to say aggravating you know -- that this might my mom my dad my grandfather my -- might.
My son was killed when.
And that's because sentence tonight.
Okay I wanna get on a couple of other things up for us we'll do I would normally get to the -- it was Charlie your -- -- but.
I there's this issue would -- we -- -- -- earlier Dan the NFL facing these new lawsuits over concussions when we had this.
The dreadful tragedy last week which made -- -- think about this again of -- Sam.
Sending a challenge is great and patriots and some dolphins maybe it was quite right a great and it questions -- web.
Injuries he may have suffered may have contributed to his depression.
What sort of jeopardy is the NFL in -- him -- -- We'll -- it's it's a very serious issue you -- Kurt Warner Pro Bowl quarterback Super Bowl champion so he's not sure he wants his kids to play football now.
This is a major change in the last few years the NFL is.
Now being alleged you have covered up evidence that head injuries -- to dementia other problems that question is did the NFL -- information they had.
On the other side to NFL players assume risk by engaging in what was.
A violent sport even if they didn't understand all the consequences of that back and if the NFL covered up a toll that we are by its cover is worsening crime and an indictment is and that it has an -- multi team multi million dollar settlements would -- -- anonymously -- -- know how long is that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Think people are involved right -- more than just a few that we just couldn't recovering the surface right now -- many or more people come even you know younger people come forward even -- people that are retired -- -- that happened I was told this or that when I was in the NFL.
Becomes a bigger and it's one of those things down I guess where it becomes like a snowball rolling downhill the more probably will completely over a thousand think it's now with -- -- -- we don't know if it's connected to concussions but we do know that concussions lead to.
Serious things like dementia depression and it's possible this connection else that is suicide -- -- you were saying.
About a year to go -- bears player services because you'll have felt interior players you know guns are not that we're illegal have to throw a little hat off right now just take care here -- way.
As you -- you see how.
-- the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acting so forcefully.
On the issue of panties right that you know suspending players for an entire season suspending the head coach of the saints for an entire season.
You want kind of do receive the same sort of reflection on exactly it take care of them doesn't seem now that too much DOS -- a from a league that.
Is not exactly -- -- right so all right.
Let's move on to at least it John Edwards I every time we talk about the John -- -- with which is a way as you know campaign fund raising right and whether million dollars he used to cover up is a fast and love child with -- rail until.
Was destined for campaign.
Purposes so whether it was just the gift and that -- like to use it -- -- want I feel as that we need to take a shower every time we talked about it but we're -- we today in this and the Charlie.
And what's very telling about that is this is someone who used to work for him someone was paid by him.
Someone probably just another axe to grind not enough -- was on the on the prosecution list percent he and she's taking the -- saying this is going on.
I think it's really bad for the defense and great for the prosecution.
And you're right I think -- all wanted to -- we think that you know he's discussing the question is whether it's legally.
What's it wasn't meant for campaign finance controversy is just the right path and I noted and I you know it was because -- -- -- just -- I -- -- Elizabeth knew about it.
Elizabeth -- about the affair than what you don't halfway into it so it was just meant to cover it up from her she about it.
And it was and it it it's a tough one to prove for prosecutors this one isn't yeah I think it's a case the first impression the question is not whether there was a cover up there certainly was the question is is -- cover up part of a campaign strategy or is that part of his just.
Personal attempt to keep it quiet and -- his reputation that's the whole different -- this there.
This guy Andrew Young is key here the former aide who are -- -- one point saying he.
Was the father of the of their loved beloved child eight idea struck me when I was listening to him as the key -- it seems to be in many people's minds key witness that.
This jurors might be sitting there and look.
But these two thinking OK that's one sleaze that I like that it's against other sleaze bag is that she accused which sleaze bag idol who -- least up.
We don't you know criminals don't could sort choir boys that's you know they go to somebody and you guys -- color going to be with coming -- and do exactly what they want them to do stuff right didn't download one of override.
Is one of -- view is here riding in John Edwards -- -- -- low -- he couldn't do make this trial go on for the next ten years he and this will be download I don't think he wants to make -- -- -- right I'll show you -- -- he wants to all the salacious details aren't helping -- he wants to -- -- narrowly focused on the legal issue of whether this money.
Counts -- company donations and I don't see he had having a reason to extend it all right last subject -- arm and the slope the -- and lost man.
To have seen Natalee Holloway right teenager from a -- was having declared officially miss and other Talladega Alabama who went to -- at this.
The one where he is now in Peru serving a twenty year sentence for the murder of a young woman how to get the money to go to prove.
He extorted allegedly money from the Holloway family to give them information about their missing daughter apparently gave them bogus information and took that 25000 dollars to fly to Peru.
And now and and and murder this younger.
I think he will be expedited but I don't think it will happen.
Before the twenty years and it may happen in between but he certainly had to go back -- the 28 years of career.
What do you think you think piece of wood and didn't see him here on trial -- look at some point we've done what now is called a provisional detention which means he's being held pending official request by the US pork exhibition and that has to be made -- request in sixty days at some point he will face these charges the prosecutors and wanted to -- thank goodness right as -- treaty -- worked on exhibitions like this it all depends on whether the country dealing with this cooperative and get a treaty with them and in this case.