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Ex-CIA officer facing Italy prison term calls on Trump to 'stop this precedent'

Sabrina De Sousa faces imminent extradition to Italy in connection to the abduction of a suspected terrorist as part of the CIA's 'extraordinary rendition' program #Tucker

 

A former CIA officer facing jail time in Italy over her alleged role in the kidnapping of a suspected terrorist nearly 14 years ago called on President-elect Donald Trump Monday to "stop this precedent of U.S. diplomats [and] U.S. military and intelligence officers being convicted by foreign courts."

Sabrina De Sousa, who is due to be extradited to Italy from Portugal Tuesday to begin serving her six-year sentence, told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that the Obama administration has been no help to her bid to fight the extradition. 

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"The most they’ve done ... the U.S. Embassy in Portugal reached out to me to process me for this extradition," De Sousa told Carlson. "You know, make sure my travel documents are up to date and sign the privacy waiver ... the notion itself is a little bit surreal."

De Sousa was skiing with her son in northern Italy when U.S. and Italian intelligence agents abducted radical Egyptian cleric, Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr -- also known as Abu Omar -- off the streets of Milan in February 2003.

"This was an activity that as sanctioned all the way up to the National Security Council," De Sousa said of the kidnapping, for which she has said she is being made a "scapegoat."

De Sousa was one of 25 Americans convicted in absentia on kidnapping and other charges related to the abduction, but she is the only one ordered to serve jail time. 

"This case requires a proper investigation and accountability and that needs to take place in Washington, not in a foreign court," De Sousa told Carlson. "So I’m hoping this is one thing the new administration does look into."