Terror case lawyer asks Senate committee for info

August 27, 2013

The Associated Press

An attorney for a Chicago teenager facing terrorism charges wants the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee to turn over surveillance-related documents he believes could help defend his client.

Adel Daoud's lawyer said during a pretrial hearing Tuesday he sent a letter requesting the material to the committee. Thomas Durkin says he'll follow up with a subpoena if necessary.

Daoud pleaded not guilty to trying to ignite what he thought was a car bomb in Chicago.

Durkin says committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn) referenced seeing "assessments, reports and other information" from the National Security Agency and other bodies during a December public hearing.

In the same statement, the California Democrat pointed to Daoud as an example of how extended U.S. surveillance prevents terrorism. She provided no detail.