James Gordon Meek, Judith Crosson, Rocco Parascandola and Larry Mcshane
NY Daily News
Saturday, Sept 19th, 2009
The Afghan national at the center of a reputed Al Qaeda terror cell probe was trying to cut a deal Friday after two days of FBI grilling, sources told the Daily News.
Lawyers for Najibullah Zazi, 25, were negotiating with federal officials for an agreement where he could admit receiving military training – but deny plans to injure any Americans, sources familiar with the case said.
Zazi arrived at the FBI’s Denver office Friday for a third day of questioning. He did a pair of eight-hour Q&A sessions with federal agents on the two previous days.
“Our strategy has not changed,” his lawyer, Arthur Folsom, said before going inside Friday. “My client hasn’t done anything. Our position is to answer the FBI’s questions.