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The Real Dick Cheney "Meet the Press" Interview...

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Below is the original version of the Meet the Press interview before Cheney's people threatened Todd with a very cold, wet death if he didn't destroy it and re-interview him. Thankfully, Kim Jong-un's hackers were able to locate the original and make it public.

Guantanamo Hearing For Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Canceled After Release Of Torture Report

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes, details, byline) By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday canceled a pr...

After Torture Report, Rights of Victims and Accountability for Perpetrators Must Not Be Denied

David Tolbert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David Tolbert

How can it be that the US, which so prides itself on its traditions of respect for the rule of law and human rights, simply turn a blind eye on this deep stain on its record without the resonance of hypocrisy? How can it revive its moral credibility?

The Tortured Logic of Bush and Cheney

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With torture we get the worst of both worlds: We gather no useful intelligence and we undermine our reputation as a democratic government of principles.

Kate Sheppard

The Inside Story Of How The CIA Actually Caught The 9/11 Mastermind, But Nearly Didn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buried in the 500-page Senate report on the Bush administration's CIA torture program, made public for the first time on Tuesday, is a d...

Secret Order Cancels Guantanamo Hearing On FBI Spying -- Government 'Transparency' In Action

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

I really hope family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks weren't planning on attending the hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay this week. It would be completely demoralizing to someone who suffered personally from the heinous mass murders that took place 13 years ago to find that once again, all efforts to bring the five alleged perpetrators to justice had stalled, and once again, no one's allowed to know why.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

FBI Infiltration Of 9/11 Defense Continues To Delay Guantanamo Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Four months after defense lawyers first told a Guantanamo military commission that they'd learned the FBI was spying on their colleagues, it remains unclear who or what the FBI was investigating. What is clear is that it will continue to delay progress in the case of the five men accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Judge Puts 9/11 Case Back Together Again

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After unexpectedly deciding to split the 9/11 case into two trials last month, a military commission judge reversed himself and decided on Wednesday to put the severed case back together again. At least for now.

The FBI's Secret Investigation of the 9/11 Defense Teams: The Mystery Continues, and Could Compromise the Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As James Harrington, lawyer for Ramzi bin al Shibh, told the court on Monday: "We now have to represent to our client that we had a spy within our team for a number of months. We don't know what activities that spy did." Will Harrington's client ever trust his defense team again? Should he? And if he can't, can he ever truly receive a fair defense?

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Not Investigating Publication Of 9/11 Mastermind's Letter

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The FBI is not investigating how The Huffington Post obtained a copy of a 36-page letter written by Sept. 11 terror mastermind Khalid Sh...

Ryan J. Reilly

Army Drives 9/11 Mastermind's Lawyer To Sacrifice His Military Career

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A military lawyer representing the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resigning from the U.S. Army, which was trying to for...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Infiltration Of Gitmo Defense Team Tosses 9/11 Trial Into Disarray

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- An FBI investigation into the legal team representing Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed further delayed the military trial...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI's Probe Of Guantanamo Defense Team Stalls 9/11 Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The FBI's alleged attempt to investigate members of the legal defense teams continued to derail the trial of five accused Sept. 11 ...

Lawyer Weighs In On 'Chilling Experience' Of Alleged FBI Questioning

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questione...

Window Opens On Secret Camp Within Guantanamo

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 onl...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Prosecutors Want Probe Into KSM 'Propaganda' Leak To HuffPost

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government prosecutors have asked a military judge to investigate how The Huffington Post obtained 36-page manifesto written by alleged ...

9/11 Mastermind: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Had No Military Role

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York judge should disallow testimony from the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks at the trial o...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Mastermind Of The Sept. 11 Attacks Wants To Convert His Captors

HuffingtonPost.com | Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks now says that the use of violence to spread Islam is forbidden by the Quran, a m...

9/11 Defendant Ejected From Court (Twice) After Protesting Prison Conditions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo military hearings had one of the five co-defendants forcibly removed from the courtroom after he objected that he was being deprived of his right to meaningfully participate in his case.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: 9/11 Defendants 'Would Be On Death Row' If Case Proceeded In Federal Court Instead Of Gitmo

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defendants currently awaiting a military trial in Guantanamo Bay in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks "would be on death row as we sp...

Gitmo Logistics & DoD Computer Mess Likely to Delay 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Witnesses provided more details of the Defense Department's computer mess-ups and confidentiality breaches in the 9/11 hearings on Friday, and defense lawyers renewed their request to delay the hearings until those problems could be resolved.

Testimony Reveals Shocking Level of Pentagon Computer Errors Affecting 9/11 Legal Defense

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Air Force Col. Karen Mayberry, testifying in full uniform, at times looked almost embarrassed responding to questions from defense lawyers that verified the problems they'd been complaining to the military commissions about for months.

12 Years Later, 9/11 Accused's Protests Not So Surprising

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The ability of the defendants to meet with their defense counsel is extremely limited. It's not so surprising that, when warned that "failure to meet with and cooperate with your defense counsel may negatively affect the presentation of your case," the accused men might object.

Government Wants to Ban Material From 9/11 Defendants Central to Their Defense

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.22.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 9/11 military commission case against the five alleged masterminds of the attack is only in the pre-trial phase; the case may not get to trial until 2015.