Some Republicans are livid that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, is facing a civil trial – instead of a military trial.

They see this as a political move intended to build a case for closing the US military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba. President Barack Obama has said that he wants more foreign terror suspects charged in American federal courts, not in military tribunals at Guantanamo.