Email from Robert K. Harris to Edward R. Cummings, Samuel M. Witten, Curtis A. Bradley, and others re: U.S. government's detainment of terror suspects in secret locations

Email from Robert K. Harris reads: "For your information and possible L/PM and/or L/FO coordination."
The original email is a "Press Gaggle" by Scott McClellan, it includes three questions about the International Committee of the Red Cross' concern that the U.S. is holding torture suspects in secret locations around the world.
Included in the email is a Bloomberg article entitled, "U.S. Holds Terror Suspects at Secret Locations, Red Cross Says," that discusses unlisted detainees, including, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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Email
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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UNCLASSIFIED Page 1 of 2

RELEASED IN FULL
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From: Harris, Robert K (L-HRR)
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 5:56 PM
To: Cummings, Edward R (L-ACV); Legal-L-PM (SBU); Legal-L-HRR (SBU); Witten, Samuel M (SBU);
Bradley, Curtis A (L); Thessin, James H (SBU)

Subject: FW: U.S. Holds Terror Suspects at Secret Locations, Red Cross Says
For your information and possible UPM and/or UFO coordination. Original Message----From: Ayers, Andrew B Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 5:46 PM To: Brancato, Gilda M (L-HRR); Gaffney, Francis M (L-HRR); Prosser, Sarah E (SBU); Harris, Robert K (L-HRR) Subject: U.S. Holds Terror Suspects at Secret Locations, Red Cross Says
(Story and White House response:)
http://www.talkradi onews.com/n ews/arti cl e.p hp?articlel 0=248
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Marquette, Michigan)
For Immediate Release July 13, 2004
PRESS GAGGLE BY SCOTT McCLELLAN
Q Can I ask you -• I'm sorry my real question is, the International Red Cross says it fears the United States is holding terrorist suspects at secret locations around the world. Do you know anything about that?
MR. McCLELLAN: I saw that report, or some of the comments from the Red Cross. Here's what I can tell you, I mean, we work closely with the Red Cross on these issues and we are always in regular and constant contact with the Red Cross. The Red Cross raises issues from time to time and we always work to respond directly to the Red Cross on the issues that they raise. And we try to do so*-- and do so as promptly as we can.
Q Is there any merit to this concern? And are you doing anything about it?
MR. McCLELLAN: Again, you know, if they have issues that they want to bring to our attention, we always work with them to respond directly to them on those issues.
Q They haven't brought this up to you yet, that you know of?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I'm looking further into this, but, again, I just want to remind you that we do work closely with the Red Cross on all detainee issues 0
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and that they do bring up issues from time to time and we always work to respond directly to the Red Cross.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZERUNCLASSIFIED DATE/CASE ID: 16 DEC 2004 200303827
10/7/2004

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