January 31, 2010

Deal sought with failed Detroit attack suspect

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Fresh details emerging about chaotic response to Christmas Day incident
By Carrie Johnson, Walter Pincus and Spencer S. Hsu
updated 5:31 a.m. ET Jan. 29, 2010
Authorities are inching toward an agreement that would secure cooperation from the suspect in the failed Detroit airliner attack, according to two sources familiar with the case, even as fresh details emerged about the intense and chaotic response to the Christmas Day incident.
Seizing on the near miss, GOP lawmakers have mounted a sustained attack on President Obama and the Justice Department, saying they may have lost out on valuable intelligence by charging Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in a federal court rather than under the military justice system.
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