Another scoop for the Blotter:

ABC News has confirmed that Adam Gadahn, the American who converted to Islam and joined al Qaeda, has been charged in a sealed indictment with providing material support to terrorism.

Formal announcement could come this week.

Here’s the federal statute criminalizing material support for terrorism. Maximum penalties: 15 years if your actions don’t lead to anyone’s death.

Life sentence if they do.

I’ve got a better idea, with a more appropriate penalty. You need two witnesses to convict, but Bryan and I have both watched the videos. We’re ready, willing, and able to testify.

I dare say the boss would even foot the bill for our expenses.

On the other hand, something’s clearly wrong with our apprehension procedures if we end up taking this guy alive.