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Moussaoui case prosecutors have fifth-plane theory

Prosecutors in the case against accused terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui are pursuing a theory that Moussaoui was planning to be a hijacker on a fifth plane destined to crash into the White House on Sept. 11, 2001, according to court papers filed Thursday. Moussaoui, 34, the only person charged in the USA in the Sept. 11 attacks, is demanding access to a top-secret transcript of a Jan. 30 hearing where prosecutors ”voluntarily disclosed (their) fifth-plane theory,” Moussaoui’s standby defense attorneys wrote. It is unclear what evidence prosecutors were relying on when they made the statements. A senior FBI official told USA TODAY two weeks ago, ”I’m content that Moussaoui had no active role in 9/11.” Although Moussaoui is acting as his own lawyer, he was excluded from the January hearing because he does not have national security clearance. His standby lawyers do, but they cannot share classified evidence with him. Full Story

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