Politics & Government

Is Pentagon pushing for 9/11 trial during presidential campaign?

Defense lawyers for the alleged 9/11 conspirators on Thursday accused the Pentagon prosecutor of rushing to begin the complex Sept. 11, 2001, mass murder trial in the height of the presidential campaign season.

The U.S. military attorneys for the four men on trial with alleged al Qaeda kingpin Khalid Sheik Mohammed included the claim in a 20-page brief asking the military judge to dismiss the charges.

The document includes an e-mail from a civilian member of the prosecution team proposing to set the trial date for Sept. 15, the Monday after the seventh anniversary of the suicide attacks.

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