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Trump Will Consider Sending NYC Terrorist to Guantanamo Bay

02 November 2017, 12:28 | Katrina Lee

New York truck attack: Trump backs Guantanamo for suspect

Graham: NYC Terrorist Must Be Declared an 'Enemy Combatant Under the Law of War'

Responding to a shouted question from a reporter, Trump said he would think about holding Saipov, 30, at the notorious detention center.

Two senior USA lawmakers called on Wednesday for the suspect in the NY truck attack to be treated as an enemy combatant rather than a criminal suspect, a change in federal policy they said would make it easier to interrogate him.

President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House.

Khatami's tweet was eventually deleted, but not before critics pointed out the obvious.

The president wants to use this attack as an excuse to limit immigration.

Trump considers Gitmo trial for terror suspect, ...

"I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program", he said, adding: "Diversity lottery - sounds nice".

Graham said suspect Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people by mowiing them down with a rented truck, was "motivated by radical Islamic thought, that he killed in the name of radical islam and that he is expressing his allegiance to ISIL".

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"What we have right now is a joke and it's a laughingstock", Trump said. "He's a terrorist, he should be kept there".

In a statement, McCain said the Trump administration should inform Congress as soon as possible about how it planned to treat Saipov.

We have to come up with punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now.

"Take him to Guantanamo", McCain said Wednesday. John McCain (R-Ariz.), pushing for the terror suspect to be sent to Gitmo and be treated as an enemy combatant. Law-enforcement authorities said the suspect in NY followed an ISIS playbook to carry out the attack. The Southern District of New York's acting U.S. Attorney, Joon H. Kim, announced federal terrorism charges against Saipov Wednesday evening.

"If Mr. Trump sends additional detainees there, we will represent them and fight for them as we continue to fight for the men held there today".

He also suggested he would consider sending the suspect to the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he, too, believed Saipov should be held as an enemy combatant.



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