UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Wisconsin's Ron Johnson is among at least five U-S Senate Republicans who say President Obama is wrong to bring suspected Libyan terrorist bomber Abu Khattala to the U-S for a trial. Johnson, a member of the foreign relations and homeland security committees, says Khattala should instead be shipped off to the U-S military prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. He's said to be a "key leader" in the September 2012 attack on the U-S consulate in Benghazi, where ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
Obama says Khattala needs to be brought to justice.
On Fox News, Johnson says it can years to gather the proper intelligence from a foreign suspect like Khattala. He calls it the nation's "best line of defense." Texas Senate Republican Ted Cruz says the alleged Libyan bomber has no business in a U-S civilian court where he can get the same constitutional protections as American citizens. Johnson says we may never know how much intelligence the U-S won't get through a long interrogation of Khattala. He denies that terrorist suspects get abused at Guantanamo Bay, saying they're treated "beautifully, quite obviously."
In Minneapolis yesterday, F-B-I Director James Comey said the investigation into the Benghazi attack is not over.