Email between FBI Officials re: CITF Tribunals at Guantanamo

The document discusses the new division of labor between GTMO CITF, which will run tribunals, and the FBI, which will concentrate on interrogation. The author observes that "detainees are all extremely frustrated about being asked the same questions, over and over again, by different interrogators." The author also indicates that, "We're still fighting the battle with DHS which routinely has a negative impact on what we're trying to do." The author recommends that the FBI ends its presence in GTMO.

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Email
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Tuesday, December 14, 2004
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should resolve itself. Most of·the detainees I've obserVed have been
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