The latest coordinated terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport and subway system that left 31 dead and 270 wounded comes a few days after the top suspect in last year’s Paris attack was captured by authorities in Belgium.
Salah Abdeslam, one of 10 men suspected of carrying out the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, was hunted down for four months and recently interrogated by French prosecutors. But, did the information revealed from Abdeslam's interrogation at a news conference by French prosecutors send signals to other terrorist cells?
“This was a catastrophic mistake in which he [Abdeslam] used them to send these signals out there. They even revealed that he told them he wants to sue whoever is leaking about his interrogation,” Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said on the FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co.
Abdeslam’s lawyer, Sven Mary, suggested to Belgian public broadcasters RTBF Sunday that by revealing such information at a news conference, the French government was violating the secrecy of the investigation.
Judge Napolitano stated that Abdeslam is being interrogated by both Belgian and French investigators, and the information is being revealed to the press as to what Abdeslam is telling them in real time.
“It’s a dog whistle. It’s a sub-rosa signal to his confederates in Brussels. It’s time for you to get out, create a diversion for you to get out,” Judge Napolitano told Stuart Varney.
The judge went on to say he can’t recall a time where prosecutors disclosed information from an interrogation in real time to the international press corps.