The mother of jailed Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi went “On The Record” to discuss today’s hearing and the attorney issues surrounding it.

Jill Tahmooressi said her son fired his defense attorney ahead of today’s hearing because his attorney instructed him to lie about whether he had been to Mexico before his arrest.

Jill told Greta Van Susteren that she and her son didn't feel comfortable going into such a critical hearing with their former attorney.


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The Marine today admitted at the hearing that he had been to Mexico multiple times, although he had previously told officials that he had never been into the country before he accidentally crossed the border with weapons that he legally purchased in the U.S.

“I see it as a big unfortunate distraction,” Jill said of the issues with their former attorney.

Jill also told Van Susteren that a date has not been set for the next hearing.


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Watch the full interview above.