Declaration that the NYC Halloween Muslim jihadist, Sayfullo Saipov, is an “enemy combatant” would prevent him from getting his Miranda rights and lawyering up during interrogations, which can take place indefinitely.
NBC News President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would “certainly consider” sending the man suspected of mowing down eight people and injuring others with a rented truck in New York City to the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
As commander in chief, Trump can classify an individual as an enemy combatant, empowering the U.S. to detain that person without trial and without the rights granted to civilians, like the right to a lawyer Guantánamo Bay is the notorious detention center of enemy combatants
“Send him to Gitmo — I would certainly consider that, yes,” the president told reporters ahead of a Cabinet meeting at the White House. Asked if he thought the alleged attacker’s family could also represent a threat to the United States, Trump said he thought so.
“He did,” the president said of Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek immigrant suspected of carrying out what law enforcement said was an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack.
The president’s comments came shortly after Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued Saipov should be labeled an enemy combatant. This would allow the suspect to be interrogated without a lawyer present.
“If you take up arms against the United States in the name of radical Islam, you should be treated as a terrorist,” Graham, who sits on the Judiciary and Armed Services committees, said Wednesday. “You’ll never convince me that the best way to gather intelligence in this war … is reading them their Miranda rights.”
Later Wednesday, White House Press Secretary said the president considers the suspect to be an enemy combatant.
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