Emails between Luekenhoff and Others re: Allegations of Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison

Edward H. Lueckenhoff's email detailes the problems at Abu Ghurayb prison and that he met with AUSAs Dana Biehl and Bruce Pagel who visited the prison. He states that AUSA Pagel advised that he [Pagel] was aware of the allegations of abuse at the prison. AUSA Pagel also told Lueckenhoff that "it is his understanding that Gen Sanchez is fully aware of the matter [of detainee abuse at the prison]".

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Email
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Thursday, May 13, 2004
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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Subject FW BOC E-Mail, Priority, Jan 24, 2004, Lueckenhoff, Allegations regarding Abu Ghurayb
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Forwarded Mail received from EDWARD LUECKENHOFF
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Date 01/24/20041 11 42 am 70500 (Saturday)
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Subject BOC E-Mail, Priority, Jan 24, 2004, Lueckenhoff,
' Allegations regarding Abu Ghurayb Prison
b6 -1 Gan) Attached is an e-mail from Fly Team SA1 lour Team Leader for HVD interviews
at Abu Ghurayb prison Abu G is a Saddam-era prison being utilized by the Coalition to house
b7C -1 detainees It is over-crowded and my recent force protection memorandum spoke of the dangers there
Nonetheless, our access to detainees at the prison is a central part of our mission and very important to
our ability to get the job,done Therefore, the allegations, contained in the attached e-mail, if true, or
even if not true but heavily publicized, could make life difficult for us
I met yestemay on another subject with AUSAs 'Dana Biehl and Bruce Pagel Pagel advised he was
aware of the allegations of abuse at the prison% He said that it is his understanding that Gen Sanchez is
fully aware of the matter
I told AUSA Pagel that the FBI will not enter into an investigation of the alleged abuse, that it would be

outside ithe scope of our mission, and that I believed CID should handle it without our assistance 1 will maintain this position unless instructed otherwise by FBIHQ First, the matter truly is outside our mission and would squander resources Second, we need to maintain good will and relations with those operating the prison Our involvement in the investigation of the alleged abuse might harm our liaison
Ed CueCkenhoff
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