Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FBI Director Rebukes Obama, Democrats on Terrorist Detainees (Video)

Via Republican Study Committee.

FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the dangers of releasing suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay into the United States. Unlike President Obama and Democrats in Congress, Mr. Mueller recongizes the threat posed by these detainees.

Fox News reports:

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress on Wednesday that bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States would pose a number of possible risks, even if the they were kept in maximum-security prisons.

During his appearance Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, Mueller was asked what concerns the FBI has about the prospect of transferring to the United States some of the 240 inmates currently held at the naval base in Cuba.

President Barack Obama has ordered the Guantanamo Bay detention center closed by January 2010, but that timetable may be in jeopardy. Congress is seeking to block any funding for bringing any detainees to the U.S., whether freed or imprisoned.

At the start of Wednesday's hearing, Mueller was asked what concerns the FBI has about the release of Guantanamo detainees.

"The concerns we have about individuals who may support terrorism being in the United States run from concerns about providing financing, radicalizing others," Mueller said, as well as "the potential for individuals undertaking attacks in the United States."

"All of those are relevant concerns," Mueller said.

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