I haven't posted much yet on Carla Martin, the TSA lawyer who bungled the Moussaoui case. But TPM Reader SS
just alerted me to this piece
out from the AP
, the first graf of which reads ...
Lawyers for two airlines being sued by 9/11 victims prompted a federal attorney to coach witnesses in the Zacarias Moussaoui death penalty trial so the government's case against the al-Qaeda conspirator would not undercut their defense, victims' lawyers allege.
Note that this is an allegation at this point, not established fact, though they do seem to have some pretty decent evidence to hang their hat on.
But assuming, for the moment, the validity of the claim, who exactly does (or, perhaps, did
) Martin work for? She's a government lawyer, not working on behalf of any airline. And presumably especially not airlines trying to limit their liability versus victims' relatives.
If true, this seems to me to significantly expand the scope of this story.