- Making News: September 11 Trials
In Alexandria, Virginia today, lawyers for alleged September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui said he's incompetent to plead guilty to crimes that could carry the death sentence. Earlier this week, the judge in the case found that Moussaoui was competent. Meantime, in Spain, three other 9/11 suspects have gone on trial. Sebastian Rotella has followed all these cases for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Clinton Impeachment, Revenge for 1974 Nixon Impeachment Proceedings?
Henry Hyde, who led the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, h:as told an interviewer he can't say the effort wasn't a payback for the impeachment of Richard Nixon. Talking to Chicago ABC News' Andy Shaw, the retiring Illinois Congressman added, "I also thought that the Republican Prty should stand for something, and if we walked away from this, no matter how difficult, we could be accused of shirking our duty." Presidential biographer Richard Reeves says impeachment has become an "acceptable political tactic."
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