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Feds: Moussaoui Aimed to Hit White House

Terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui was part of a plot to fly a plane into the White House, a prosecutor alleged in a transcript released Friday, raising the possibility of other would-be hijackers. Moussaoui “was keenly aware of why he was here,” prosecutor Kenneth Karas told a Jan. 30 hearing, responding to defense lawyers’ arguments that the defendant didn’t know the object of al-Qaida’s conspiracy to fly planes into U.S. buildings. While previous court documents mentioned that Moussaoui planned to crash an airliner into the White House, it was unclear how he could do so without help. “It was going to involve others,” Karas said at the hearing, without further elaboration. “The fact that he didn’t know the precise whereabouts or even if we can assume he didn’t know the names of the people doesn’t mean he doesn’t know the objects of the conspiracy.” Full Story

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