The New York Daily News is reporting the White House is seeking a new venue other than New York City for the upcoming Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 9/11 terror trial.:
The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan.
The dramatic turnabout came hours after Mayor Bloomberg said he would “prefer that they did it elsewhere” and then spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder.
“It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that’s too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood,” Bloomberg told reporters.
“There are places that would be less expensive for the taxpayers and less disruptive for New York City.”
This news comes on the heels of Congressional leaders and members on both sides of the aisle who expressed their support to move the trial out of New York City. Legislation was already introduced by Rep. Peter King (R -NY), ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, to block funding for a 9/11 trial in New York CIty.