Checking in on the Downtown Terror Trial
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Update 11am Wednesday: The jury has convicted Abu Ghaith. He could face life in prison on charges of conspiracy and aiding al Qaeda.
The trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, accused of working to recruit for al Qaeda after 9/11, is a test of how civilian courts can take on terrorism cases. Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham and Charles Levinson, Wall Street Journal reporter covering the trial discuss the latest developments.
"This is about the very grey space between war and crime" says Karen Greenberg about the Sulaiman Abu Ghaith trial. #WNYC— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 26, 2014