Blind sheikh will stay in U.S. prison, WH says

“There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the blind sheik,” said National Security Staff spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. “Reports saying otherwise are completely and unequivocally false.” …

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey raised concerns in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Mukasey claimed there is circumstantial evidence a secret deal is under way as a goodwill gesture to the new Egyptian government. …

Abdul Rahman is currently serving a life sentence in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina. He was convicted in 1995 for his role in supporting a plot to bomb the United Nations, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and assassinate then-Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, R-N.Y., and current Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-N.Y.

A Justice Department spokesman said Tuesday, “The blind sheik will serve the rest of his life in a federal prison serving time for terrorism … and those who suggest otherwise are badly misinformed.”