Major Hasan developments

Someone has made a valid request of Congress, and they have agreed:

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday suspended its investigation of the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, until the Department of Defense had finished its investigation.

DoD requested that Congress wait until its review had been complete before calling DoD witnesses to testify in public hearings, according to a release from committee chairman Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo.

Marine Corps Times reports.  I’ve commented early on about the potential discovery opportunity presented Major Hasan and his defense counsel, or at least the potential for litigation, if Congress (and DoD) persist in conducting public hearings, getting witnesses on record under oath, etc.

FBI agents who discovered Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s extremist ties before the Fort Hood massacre may not have had access to key Army records on the psychiatrist, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday. reports.  Welcome to the club Senator.  Frequently the defense and trial counsel in specific cases don’t have access to complete or accurate military personnel records.

Major Hasan has been moved out of ICU.  KWTX reports, as does ABC News.

Advocacy groups continue to call for an additional charge based on the death of a fetus.

In light of reports that Pvt. Francheska Velez was pregnant when she was shot and killed by Major Nidal Malik Hasan at Fort Hood Military Base, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) has joined with 30 of his conservative colleagues in the Texas Legislature in calling for the United States Army to charge Hasan for taking the life of an unborn child, in addition to the existing thirteen charges of premeditated murder.

Reports Weatherford Democrat.

Charges to be dismissed in Major Hasan’s case.  Wrong person accused.

In the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and the Fort Hood massacre, the verdict has come in. The liberal news media have been found guilty — by the conservative news media — of coddling Major Hasan’s religion, Islam.

So reports the New York Times

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