Terror Lawyer Lynne Stewart Released From Jail Early
A disbarred attorney convicted of aiding one of the world’s worst terrorists was freed from prison after serving less than half of her sentence. Lynne Stewart was treated to a hero’s welcome in New York City on New Year’s Day.
In 2010, Stewart was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to actively support Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as the blind sheik.
Usama bin Laden credited the sheik with justifying the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was convicted for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks, including the United Nations. While in prison, his terror group slaughtered nearly 60 people in 1997 at an Egyptian tourist attraction. Stewart was the sheik’s attorney during that time and was caught carrying message from him to the outside world.
Today, Stewart is free after serving less than four years in prison. The 74-year-old has stage 4 cancer and is expected to have 18 months left to live. Jay Sekulow, from the American Center for Law and Justice, joined The Kelly File to discuss the case and who is responsible for her release.