CIA Press Release: Statement of CIA Spokesman Bill Harlow on New Yorker Story

Statement by CIA spokesman Bill Harlow in response to a New Yorker story on detainee abuse: "The New Yorker story is fundamentally wrong. There was no DOD/CIA program to abuse and humiliate Iraqi prisoners. Despite what is alleged in the article, I am aware of no CIA official who would have - or possibly could have - confirmed the details of the New Yorker's inaccurate account." Attached to an email request for the statement to be posted to the CIA public website.

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STATEMENT BY CIA SPOKESMAN BILL HARLOW ON NEW YORKER STORY
The New Yorker story is fundamentally wrong. There was no DoD/CIA program to abuse and humiliate Iraqi prisoners. Despite what is alleged in the article, I am aware of no CIA official who would have—or possibly could have--confirmed the details of The New Yorker's inaccurate account.
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Please post the following to the public website as quickly as possible:
STATEMENT BY CIA SPOKESMAN BILL HARLOW ON WAN YORKER STORY
The New Yorker story is fundamentally wrong. There was no DoD/CIA program to abuse and
humiliate Iraqi prisoners. Despite what Is alleged in the article, I am aware or no CIA official who
would have--or possibly could have—confirmed the details of The New Yorkers inaccurate
account.
What's New item: May 18 - Posted statement by CIA spokesman Bill Harlow on article in The New
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