In one case, an email showed Al-Hussayen suggesting to the manager of the Alasr.ws site that he subscribe to a British daily news report about Palestine, Al Quds. "If you see fit to subscribe to it, this will strengthen the news section of the site," Al-Hussayen wrote in the intercepted email.
"It's not an order, is it?" Nevin asked Pulcastro. He responded, "No, sir, it is not. There are many things involved in a web site. You cannot control every single thing."
But Pulcastro maintained that Al-Hussayen was in charge of the sites because his name is found on domain registration and similar records stretching back several years.