For a recent discussion about the status of the Hasan case – check out the following.
Senators Lieberman and Collins still have not received all of the information that was outlined in the subpoenas earlier served upon the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. Click Here for More Info:
Although the team of Army prosecutors still have not provided the bulk of important pretrial discovery requested by the Defense, they were not so slow in providing notice as to the specific aggravating factor under Rule for Court-Martial (RCM) 1004 that they allege is applicable to the pending case. For a copy of the prosecutors’ notice to the Hasan Defense Team and to the Article 32 Investigating Officer, click here: Hasan – Notice of Aggravating Factor
The Hasan Defense continues to be denied discovery of some of the most important evidence in the prosecution files, e.g. the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files; the FOUO annex to the Togo West 45-day investigation conducted at Fort Hood; White House Security Advisor John Brennan’s intelligence report; General Ham’s investigation of senior military personnel at Walter Reed Medical Center; correspondence, emails, and memoranda between senior Fort Hood officials and DOD/White House officials, etc. The list goes on and on. Oftentimes, it appears that more information is available in national news media outlets and via Google internet searches than has been received in the course of regular discovery.
Today, DOD answered the US Senate subpoenas for information in a matter that can be fairly characterized as contemptuous. Click Here – Hasan – DOD Subpoena Response
Senators Lieberman and Collins have quite properly voiced surprised disappointment at the Obama Administration’s failure to be transparent in disclosing information related to the Hasan case. Needless to say, the Hasan Defense has experienced the same insolence from Army prosecutors – so this comes as no surprise.