The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, like the Senate intelligence panel’s Democrats, has come out against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA.
Both Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the Democrats question whether Haspel, a longtime CIA agent, is fit to run the agency given her involvement in the torture of prisoners following the attacks in 2001.
The Al-Qaeda leader, who was captured in March 2003 and was reportedly tortured, asked a military judge Monday at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to share an attachment titled “Additional Facts, Law and Argument in Support” with the intelligence committee, the New York Times reported.
The attachment contains “six specific paragraphs of information” regarding Haspel and was written by Mohammed himself. Marine Lt. Col. Derek A. Poteet, one of Mohammed’s lawyers, claims his legal team believes the information is important.
ammed himself. Marine Lt. Col. Derek A. Poteet, one of Mohammed’s lawyers, claims his legal team believes the information is important.
“I am not able to describe the information,” he said, noting that the information came from the detainee himself and not from files turned over by the government to the defense lawyers regarding Mohammed’s treatment in the CIA custody.