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GITMO detainees coming to SC?

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Attorney General Henry McMaster will be in the Lowcountry today to learn more about the Charleston Naval Brig in case prisoners currently being held at Guantanamo Bay are moved here.

Mr. McMaster will meet with the command leadership of the Charleston Naval Brig this morning at the facility in Goose Creek.

In light of the Obama administration's desire to transfer terrorist suspects from facilities at Guantanamo Bay, McMaster requested the meeting to discuss how officials at the Brig have handled the three enemy war on terror combatants previously housed there, what their assets and protocols are for housing these types of detainees, and discuss what their protocols and contingencies are with local law enforcement agencies

Mr. McMaster says safety is one of the main reasons why he doesn't want the GITMO detainees to be moved to the United States. McMaster is also worried if these men are tried in our federal courts they could get access to classified national security information.

Live 5 News will be speaking with Mr. McMaster after his meeting. Tune in to Live 5 News starting at 4 to find out more on how McMaster feels about the possibility of prisoners coming to South Carolina.

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