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Cuomo wants 9/11 trial held outside New York

Nov 15th, 2010 KSM

Salon reports on Thursday, November 11, 2010 that Andrew Cuomo wants the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed held outside of Manhattan. 

In an article titled, "Cuomo wants 9/11 trial held outside New York," Salon reports that Cuomo addressed the matter for the first time in an interview with radio host John Gambling a day after Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration was close to deciding where to prosecute Mohammed. 

When asked for his opinion about whether Mohammed should be tried in New York, Cuomo simply responded "No." When asked if he would fight to keep the trial away, Cuomo said yes. Cuomo had refrained from weighing in on the issue during the governor's race.

Salon reports that New York Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also oppose a civilian trial in New York for Mohammed.

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