White House eyes moving site of 9/11 trial

The White House is considering moving the site of the September 11 attack trial from Manhattan if the U.S. Justice Department sees fit, senior administration officials confirmed Friday.

The turnabout comes after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other politicians expressed great concern over the costs and disruption of holding the September 11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four accomplices at a courthouse near ground zero in Lower Manhattan.

White House officials said President Obama agrees with Attorney General Eric Holder's decision in November to try Mohammed in a civilian criminal court in the United States, not a military tribunal.

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