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Republicans Slam Biden Over Plea Deal Negotiations With Al Qaeda 9/11 Plotters

Washington Examiner

Republicans Slam Biden Over Plea Deal Negotiations With Al Qaeda 9/11 Plotters

by Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter

Republicans are condemning the Biden administration’s decision to enter into plea deal negotiations with the al Qaeda mastermind and facilitators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — which could take the death penalty off the table.

Negotiations between prosecutors and defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay could reportedly result in guilty plea deals in which capital punishment would not be a possible punishment for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants.

Top Republicans have criticized any such possibility.

“Joe Biden’s allies are negotiating lesser sentences for 9/11 attackers,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted. “If they won’t punish terrorists, how can we trust them to lock up criminals in your neighborhood?”

The House Armed Services Committee’s Republicans said: “The Biden admin is doing the unthinkable – they are considering offering the terrorists, who organized those attacks, plea deals to escape the death penalty” and that “these terrorists killed thousands of innocent people – they deserve the death penalty.”

Full story https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justice/gop-condemns-biden-plea-negotiations-911-plotters

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