Holder, Rahm Reportedly Battle Over 9/11 Trials
Attorney General Eric Holder's decision not to use a military commission to bring them to justice has driven a wedge between him and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, whose opposition is grounded in politics, according to the New Yorker.
Emanuel feared that a fight over Khalid Sheikh Mohammed could alienate key Republicans whom he argued the administration needed to help close the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
The internal battle comes as the Obama administration is seeking a $200 million fund to help pay for security costs in the city, yet to be determined, that will host the trials. Last week, Graham introduced a bill in the Senate to block the funding.
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