- Associated Press - Sunday, November 28, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key senator in the issue of terrorism trials said on Sunday that he doubts the Justice Department will get congressional approval for a civilian trial for the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said he believes he has the votes in the Senate to block alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed from a civilian court.

Mr. Graham said the Sept. 11 suspect, known as “KSM,” and his alleged conspirators should be tried in military court at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mr. Graham said civilian courts may be the right venue for some terrorism cases, such as for low-level al Qaeda operatives and the accused Christmas airliner bomber.

Mr. Graham spoke on “Fox News Sunday.”

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