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But the White House is standing by a civilian courtrooms terror verdict in the -- Galati try out.
The former Guantanamo detainee was found guilty on only one -- charge of the 280.
That he was charged with he was acquitted on all.
Of the murder charges in the Africa embassy bombings now ranking member of the homeland security committee -- congressman Peter King.
Says it is just a preclude to what could happen.
In the 9/11 terror trial with the men that you see pictured here here he is on America's Newsroom yesterday.
The purpose of this trial -- trying to sort of the president was to show the world.
That we would convict these people find him guilty of that you described instead.
The world was seen an American jury acquit him leftover 200 counts of murder 284 counts all together and it really sets the tone -- what can happen.
They can carry you know the the -- -- what -- we ever had -- Sheikh Mohamed and the other 9/11 defendants on trial and a civilian court in New York.
That becomes -- now I'm happy to be joined now by congresswoman Jane Harman.
Who had said that she is satisfied with the American morning to you she is the chair.
Of the Homeland Security Subcommittee.
On intelligence congresswoman -- welcome and good morning to you.
It you know Eric Holder the attorney general said that that failure was not an option in this case and for many people the margin.
A success here was a little bit too -- Well I wouldn't call conviction on conspiracy charges a slim.
This man will be sentenced to a minimum of twenty years the fact that there were so many murders involved here will affect his sentencing -- more likely get a life sentence.
In a maximum security -- federal prison.
And -- be.
Which is a longer sentence than all but one of the five people.
Convicted by military tribunals has gotten.
I Peter King is entitled to his rhetoric but not to his own facts and the facts are.
That there have been 218.
Convictions on terrorism related charges since 9/11.
Five in military tribunals and those convictions -- offer long sentences and a lot of those Palin we'll never see daylight again.
Congress when it in I think a lot of people look at a twenty year sentence for the number of murders and we're looking at the carnage right now in Africa.
When you remember what happened and you think about the families who were affected by that anything about the evidence that was not allowed to be brought into this courtroom because of the kind of courtroom that was.
Including you know cell phone connections to this man to a detonator.
Explosives that that another party said -- you know he bought.
For rock and the money it it it it makes a lot of people wonder whether or not in any justice was really search here and whether I gonna get out of ten years.
And he's not gonna get out and ten -- are you Tony Harris and says.
Because -- when he -- sentenced -- laws and minimum sentence and he's more likely get a life sentence and let's understand.
That that testimony which the judge disallowed but which federal prosecutors push to be allowed was coerced by torture and most people believe.
That even in a military tribunal that kind of evidence wouldn't have been admissible the practices that we're used to get that evidence.
Have been discontinued.
And that is a good thing and -- by the way I'm fairly familiar with the charges brought against it.
The higher value targets like KS -- And I'm very confident that they will be tried and convicted in federal court and we'll get a life sentence or the death penalty in every single -- But don't you think congresswoman out with all due respect in light of what happened in this core program.
To see him convicted on on one conspiracy charge and -- -- you say that that that's a big deal.
That conspiracy charge but I had an hiking conspired to blow up US building that is full of people and not get any murder charge out of that likeable and this was you know -- jurors deal that was made even to get this -- -- -- -- -- restaurant level of confidence come from with KSM.
Given what we saw play out here.
Well I'm a trained lawyer and I think the evidence against the high value targets is.
Is much more.
Elaborate and complete from multiple sources and to the extent that there is some tainted evidence.
It probably won't be admissible as it would not be admissible.
NN military tribunal.
But I think we have -- overwhelming cases against these people and let's understand where they are right now I have actually seen them I've been to Guantanamo four times there and very comfortable prisons they have balconies.
Climate there they can pray all day have unlimited access to.
And either give -- the death penalty or or life imprisonment let me ask you -- that.
When do you expect that to happen that there are people who have been waiting this person a very long time.
Well I agree -- -- happen I'd love to happen soon.
We have to work out the location.
Eric Holder as we all know announced that.
The southern district of New York could be the location and it was enormous push back for security reasons I'm not -- second judge what he does now but this fellow GG Lonnie was just tried in the southern district of new York and there were no security issues we know how to try people in America we know -- to incarcerate them -- living by the rule of law.
Projects -- values and that helps us win this is argument against would be terrorists what would you tell -- -- -- an -- victims -- that you're you your critics is this happened before the presidential election in 2012.
I think it should happen -- before the presidential election I think that an Obama administration should make a decision about where this is gonna happen and move it promptly I don't see why.
KS and many others need to be in a warm Caribbean climate with you know very peaceful days.
Which they would like to continue I think that is absolutely wrong and that breaks our promise to these families that they'll be brought to justice.
Pays them on time and wanted to have his trial -- admit that he was guilty and now at that end and that means that justice is to be served and I willingly.
Congresswoman Jane Harman thank you very much is very -- have you today thank.
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