Trump expresses support for trying NYC attack suspect in city

By Grace Rauh  |

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the city Thursday to speak with federal prosecutors who charged a man with terrorism for allegedly mowing pedestrians down in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters, Sessions said, unfortunately, the threat of terrorism is not going away, but that the Trump administration is on the offensive.

“Terrorists should know this: This administration will use all lawful tools at our disposal, including prosecution and article three courts or at Guantanamo Bay,” Sessions said.

No alleged terrorist arrested in the United States has ever been sent to Guantanamo Bay.

Sessions did not confirm whether Sayfullo Saipov will be tried in New York.

President Trump initially wanted Saipov to be tried in Guantanimo Bay, but later tweeted that he wants the attacker to be tried in the city, and is calling for the death penalty.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.