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Fox News alert this morning Osama bin Laden's son in law will appear in a New York City court room.
Reports that he arrived here more than a week ago we did not go public until now so how would the administration handle.
His case lot of questions out there as we start -- good morning everybody I'm Bill Hemmer welcome to a Friday edition of America's Newsroom quite -- -- To wake up to the bottom line in New York City the morning -- morning everybody -- -- -- accounts of the Justice Department says that -- man Abu Ghaith.
Was a close associate -- been widely seen -- they're off to the left.
An advocate of the 9/11 attacks and a prominent al-Qaeda spokesman especially in the days that followed gay is a senator Lott as we -- -- bin Laden and to the left of that group.
And -- -- Matt brown outfit -- David Lee -- live outside the courthouse in lower Manhattan.
How did he end up here in New York.
Well it's an interesting route that he -- for him it was an unexpected one.
And we should also point out -- not just -- to be in New York City courtroom in about one hour's time.
It's a courtroom about.
Less than one mile from the site of the former world trade towers now as for how we got here since 2002.
He has been living under murky circumstances.
In Iran not clear to what extent he was welcome any run.
Recently he -- be ride he made his way to Ankara Turkey -- using a forged passport.
He was picked up by Turkish authorities the US asked him to be deported.
To the United States Turkish authorities were not cooperative.
There were plans then to deport him to his native -- The -- put him on a plane that was going to -- Ultimately get him to Kuwait but there is a stopover in Jordan and that is when.
Jordanian officials cooperating with US authorities handed him over.
Not clear entirely now how long he has been in the United States.
What we do know is that the FBI and -- a US law enforcement agencies.
Played a key role in getting him here to this courtroom today -- -- what -- actually charged with or do we know that yet.
You know I took a look at the indictment it is a six page indictment when you look at these terror trials that is very.
Short indictment there's only one criminal count.
The criminal counts says and I quote.
Conspiracy to kill US nationals and bill if you read the indictment as I did it does going to some -- about his activities.
It says that he was a spokesman for Osama bin Laden.
It says that he offered his cooperation to bin Laden both before and after 9/11 and it it also says that he.
One the United States that there would be more attacks.
What it does not go into detail about is his role if he did have one -- actually fighting these attacks a US senator Chuck Schumer has said that.
He's not a big fish he's a medium fish.
But today he is in a US courtroom and if he's convicted bill he can spend the rest of his life behind bars here in the united -- -- development this is David Lee thank you David -- -- on that -- --
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