GUANTANAMO/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Pentagon has transferred a Guantánamo Bay prisoner to the custody of Saudi Arabia, a spokeswoman announced on Wednesday [5-2-18]. The handoff is the first time a detainee has left the wartime prison under President Trump, who vowed to fill it back up but has now instead overseen a reduction in […]

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DEFENSE/GUANTANAMO/ISIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Pentagon has missed a deadline for coming up with new policies regarding detainees captured on the battlefield and the transfer of those individuals to Guantanamo Bay, a deadline set by a January 30 executive order signed by President Donald Trump…Trump’s executive order said Secretary of Defense James Mattis should ‘recommend […]

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GUANTANAMO/LEGAL: “Two lawyers who have represented a high-profile Guantánamo Bay detainee are contesting the government’s portrayal of the events surrounding their team’s discovery of a hidden microphone in the room where they regularly met with their client — an event that has led to a meltdown of the military tribunal case. In a newly declassified […]

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DEFENSE/GUANTANAMO/JAMES MATTIS: “Secretary of Defense James Mattis fired two top Guantanamo Bay officials on Monday [2-5-18] over a ‘loss of confidence,’ a senior defense official tells CNN… Crosson said that Mattis has appointed Jim Coyne, who currently serves as the general counsel at the Defense Logistics Agency, as the acting convening authority. There are several […]

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GUANTANAMO/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s order to keep open the Guantanamo Bay prison camp formalized a yearlong push to halt his predecessor’s efforts to close the detention center, but raises tough questions about how to manage the costly facility and its inmates. The State Department directed diplomats at its missions around the world to […]

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GUANTANAMO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “US President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union touched on a number of international issues, including North Korea and the battle to defeat ISIS, but he didn’t offer any specifics and barely mentioned Russia or China… Here’s what he did include: Guantanamo Trump signed a new executive order Tuesday to keep […]

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GUANTANAMO/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, after pledging during the campaign to ‘load it up with some bad dudes.’… Trump’s order revokes one issued by President Obama in his first days in office that called for the facility to close, […]

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GUANTANAMO/NEW YORK/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system… There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the horrible crime he committed. Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Nov. 2, 2017 06:50am […]

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GUANTANAMO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is making a fresh attempt at drafting an executive order on handling terrorism detainees, reviving a struggle to navigate legal and geopolitical obstacles to expand use of the Guantánamo Bay wartime prison, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations. Administration officials said President Trump had been expected to sign […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/GUANTANAMO/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, were scheduled to visit the American wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Friday in a gesture of support for continuing to detain terrorism suspects without trial there and to prosecute some before a military commission. In a statement, Ian Prior, […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/GUANTANAMO/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions thinks Guantanamo Bay is a ‘very fine place’ to send recently captured terrorists, and said he’d recommend President Trump to do so. The top law enforcement official added he was opposed to shuttering the controversial Cuban prison — a staple promise of the previous administration that never […]

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GUANTANAMO/OBAMA: “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com March 7, 2017 7:04AM […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/GUANTANAMO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is considering what to do about a Qaeda suspect being held in Yemen, a decision that presents an early test of President Trump’s campaign pledge to send terrorism suspects to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The suspect, known as Abu Khaybar, was captured last fall in […]

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GUANTANAMO: “Guantanamo Bay—which, by the way, we are keeping open! And we’re going to load it up with some bad dudes. We’re going to load it up.”  – “The Promises of President-Elect Donald Trump, in His Own Words,” Bloomberg.com, Nov. 10, 2016, Josh Eidelson and Dimitra Kessenides, 2/23/2016 […]

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GOVERNMENT/GUANTANAMO/ISIS: “State Department has not revoked a single passport of ISIS Americans http://t.co/ixwdZ9Uo1N We should send them to Gitmo for some R&R.”  – 12/3/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 12/3/2014 […]

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GUANTANAMO/ISIS: “Many of the released Guantanamo detainees are now fighting for ISIS and other enemy groups.We need proper leadership before it is too late!”  – 10/31/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/31/2014 […]

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GUANTANAMO/ISIS: “Any American who fights with ISIS should have their passport revoked. Take them to Gitmo for interrogation.”  – 10/8/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/8/2014 […]

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GITMO/ISIS: “The ISIS thug who murdered American journalist James Foley may have been Gitmo detainee http://t.co/RnHnrtA4tv If so, why was he released?”  – 8/21/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 8/21/2014 […]

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GUANTANAMO/OBAMA: “The 9/11 trials at Gitmo over the weekend were a disaster. Can you imagine how much worse it would be if @BarackObama tried them in NYC?” [2:24:07 PM]  – 5/7/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 5/7/2012 […]

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GUANTANAMO: “He @BarackObama promised to close Gitmo in his first year. It is still open 3 years later and about to get a $746,000 soccer field. http://t.co/1KzfZilB” [3:49:44 PM]  – 3/6/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Twitlonger.com, 3/6/2012 […]

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