The Moussaoui Trial: Reliving September 11

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In a federal courtroom today, New York's former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani recalled the horrors of September 11, the memory of two people jumping from the burning World Trade Center--holding hands. Prosecutors showed video of victims falling to their deaths and warned that weeks of painful testimony are still to come. Yet, while prosecutors calling for the death of Zacarias Moussaoui, some of the victims' families call Moussaoui a "scapegoat" for higher-ups who are in custody but not yet charged--and for the negligence of the FBI and other federal agencies. We get an update on today testimony and hear from victims, and experts in national security and criminal law, including one who represented the lead defendant in the first World Trade Center bombing case, about the conjecture-based case that Moussaoui's lies led to the deaths of almost 3000 Americans.
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MSNBC on Libby allegation that President Bush authorized Iraq-intelligence leak

Office of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald

Moussaoui trial exhibits (from Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press)

Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

Lithwick's article on Moussaoui's eleventh-hour testimony

"The fish that crawled out of the water" (article in Nature)



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