BULLETIN – AT 8:30 P.M. ET: Maybe the message got through. The New York Daily News is reporting this on its website:
White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.
The decision came after Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians across the state railed against President Obama's plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan Federal Court.
Attorney General Eric Holder now has to think of other places where the trial could take place, officials said.
It was not immediately clear if the reassessment means the trial will definitely be moved out of the city.
COMMENT: If the story is true, the trial is out of the city. Congress won't appropriate the funds.
January 28, 2010