Nearly a year after the politically inconvenient attack that left four Americans dead, CNN interviews the suspect. The feds, who have not interviewed him, apparently figure that it’s high time to charge him with something.
Federal agents and prosecutors investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said. The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe.
The investigation of the attack last September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others continues, these people said, as investigators try to build their case against Khattalah and others who authorities believe were involved.
The charges remain under seal.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man wrongly blamed for instigating the attack with a YouTube video, remains in jail in the US. He is in jail ostensibly for violating the terms of his parole, but in actuality, he is in jail for blaspheming Islam in a video.