By Keith Laing - 05/04/11 05:42 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday there will likely be additions to the federal "no-fly" and “terrorist watch” lists because of information U.S. troops found during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
Answering a question from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Holder said the information found was being reviewed and would likely lead to more names being put on the lists that trigger red flags when suspected terrorists try to board airplanes in or heading to the United States.
"As we glean information from that material we will make appropriate decisions with regard to who might be added to the terrorist watch list, the no-fly list, all those things," he said.
Schumer asked Holder if he expected the review would result in the government barring more people from boarding planes and Holder replied, "My guess would be that we probably will."
Schumer said the "treasure trove of intelligence material" found by the U.S. Navy SEALS after they killed bin Laden over the weekend was "sort of great and a gold mine, I guess, for us."