Emails between Valerie E. Caproni, Chris Swecker and Others re: Interviewing Detainees at Guantanamo and Cases of Abuse

FBI Emails between Valerie E. Caproni, Chris Swecker and Others concerning reports of abuse of detainees at Guantanamo and the scheduled interview of a specific (un-named) detainee who is considered a High Value target. Many of the emails in the chain concern scheduling meetings to discuss these matters.

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Valerie,
Here's an update

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The attached chart includesl_____Lases Also attached is a Sacramento Ument Rennrt of an
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and reportedly observed serious abuses
The FBI received a letter, dated 06/21/2004, from Robert A Spencer, Chief of the Criminal Divisiori b7A -1 for the Eastern District of Virginia, referring an allegation agarnstj b6 -1,4
Is alleged to have assaulted one o more detainees at b7C -1,4Abu Ghraib prison The letter was forwarded to WFO/NVRA (SSAI to initiate an investigation
The AIGI for GSA/01G,I I e-mailed critical IGs to request that those IGs seeking FBI
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assistance on cases involving prison abuses or national security refe it requests to DOJ 1 gave me Deputy AAGs Bruce Swartz and Laura Parsky as POCs for s e-mail) b7C -2

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b7C -1 1 the Acting Chief of the Integrity in Government/Civil Rights Section, has taken over my role in overseeing the prison abuse/contract fraud/oil foefood cases in Iraq and Afghanistan b2 -1 b6 -1 I I ext I 1

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Chris,
Attached is a summary of CID cases invoraksigleh pertain to Public Corruption, Government
b7A -1 Fraud, Foreign CorruEchces Act, and I realize that your upcoming briefing with the
Director is to discuss but the update synopsis of PC/GFU investigations involving
Iraq/Afghanistan is being provided in case you think the information would be useful for the briefing

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Sent Wednesdav,:June 23, 2004 9 59 AM I b7C -1 Tod 1(OCA) (FBI), Caprom, Valene E (OGC) (FBI)) I (CTD) (FBI) Cc BALD, GARY M (CTD) (FBI), PI4TOI F. JOHN S (1) (FBI), KALISCH, ELENI P (OCA) (FBI), I (OCA) (FBI), OCA) (FBI), Curran, John F (OGC) (OGA)
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Subject RE HPSCI Interrogation Heanng - Rescheduled
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FYI -- Inasmuch as Mr Pistole will be out of the Office 7/5. 9/04, if possible, pls ensure any updated statements are received for his review by 6/30/04, to aIlOw enough time to retvew & return for any possible changes
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Sent Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9
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b7C -1Cclx ( (DO) FBI BALD GARY M CTD) (FBI), PISTO1 E. JOHN S IDO) (FBI), KALISCH, ELENI P (OCA) (FBI), (OCA) (FBI), (OCA) (FBI), Curran, John F (OGC) (0 Subject HPSCI Interrogation Heanng - Rescheduled
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HPSCI thas decided to re-schedule the interrogation heiring (all three panels) for Tuesday, July 13 The panel times and topics remain the same (a) Panel 1 - 9a to 11a - no FBI participation, (b) Panel 2 - 11a to 1p - GC V Capront, (c) Panel 3 - 2p - 4p, CTD EADIPistole was slated as the FBI witness for the 3rd panel of the cancelled heanng
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Please'advise if there are any scheduling problems Alki, please dust off and update (if necessary) the statements which were prepared for the cancelled heanhg I will need your final drafts by July 6 in order to get them to DOJ for routing
Thank you
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From Capron', Valerie E (OGC) (FBI)
To PISTOLE, JOHN S (DO) (FBI)
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Subject RE HPSCI Interrogation Hearing - Rescheduled
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I don't know if we've told them this or not I can ask OCA to see what they know
Since this is classified, nothing is off limits I
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From PISTOLE, JOHN S (DO) (FBI)
Sent Monday, June 28, 2004 1 06 PM
To Capron', Valerie E (OGC) (FBI)
Subject FW HPSCI Interrogation Hearing - Rescheduled
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about what I can and cannot say? Tks, .conn
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Sent Monday, June 28, 2004 11 53 AM
To PISTOLE, JOHN S (DO) (FBI)
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Subject FW HPSCI Interrogation Hearing - Rescheduled

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Mr Pistole
Please advise if you need the attached testimony updated at all
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b2 -1 If you have any questions my office number is please page me at' b7C -1 b6 -1 Original Message--From Capron', Valerie E (OGC) (FBI) Sent Thursday, June 10, 2004 10 29 AM b6 -1 To I(IR) (FBI) b7C -1 Subject follow up land if I don't respond in a timely manner
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From)x I(IR) (FBI)
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To Caproni, Valerie E (OGC) (FBI)
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Subject RE follow up

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Hello again Valerie,
I think it is Important that we also notify DoD of the Actions and Policies!
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From Caproni, Valene E (OGC) (FBI) •• • . • . • • . -•• • .
Sent Sunday, June 20, 2004 12 53 PM
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Subject RE follow up

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something up (got to figure out where it should go withinlDoD and who should sign it here) Will make

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sure you see a draft before it goes out
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To Caproni, Valene E (OGC) (FBI) Subject RE follow up ALY ORRAT exi 6'6=6' = akb HERETN. .t UNCLARISO-EXUPT W'S WAOMI OTHVIWISt
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Hello Valerie,
I am sorry but I have been out of the office and my access to email was not possible untill today
b6 -2,5 I believe that the beavior did not get reported up the DOD chain of command other than
possibly in the time-line of Capt I I believe there are two reasons for this 1

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Sent Wednesday. June 30, 2004 10 42 AM
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Subject FW DOD proposed GTMO Transformation

b6 -1 I-7- see GTMO future ops proposal attached, if you haven't already - no surprises that I could see
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What are your thoughts on this'?
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Subject DOD proposed GTMO Transformation
FOIRr34:15N-1-406946-1:1 Attached you will find a PowerPoint presentation regarding the transformation of GTMO which the
Principal's wanted ' This product has been reviewed several times by the regular attendees at the PCC to include DOJ This will be briefed to the SecDef at 9 30 a m today If he approves he will brief this during the Principal's meeting which is scheduled tomorrow at 11 30 a m The first 9 slides will definitely
be used The next "Backup Slides" will be used if asked)specific questions which relate to them You will notice that the "DOJ View" slide is wrong I have notified DoD that they should not use the slide without making changes
You do not need to respond to this unless you have specific concerns that you want brought to DoD or DOJ
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SS4 Counterterronsm Division Military Liaison and Detainee Unit
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Dave, Joe the Director mentioned the other day that he would like to get an update on the status of the
b7A -1 nvestigation Apparently, the AG got a bnefing on this from! xland AG staff
thought the Director would appreciate having an update Could you please coordinate to provide the briefing, and then coordinate wit x4----to schedule it? I
would not plan to do it until the Director returns from his travel, so that puts us in to t e first week of July,
at the soonest Unless you are aware of something that would make it important to do this before he
leaves
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How about 10am on 7/12/04 for 30 minutes Let me know who you want in attendance so I can make notifications
Original Message----From SWECKER; CHRIS (CID) (FBI) Sent Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6 28 PM Tot I TO) (FBI) Subject FW I
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liCould you see if the Director has some time the week of July 12th to be briefed on the!
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Original Message----From LEWIS, JOSEPH R (CID) (FBI) Sent Tuesda June 22 2004 3 34 PM To (010), SZADY, DAVID (CD) (FBI), SWECKER, CHRIS (CID) (FBI) Cc DO) (FBI) Su jec
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We will coordinate with Dave
Chris,
Please handle Thanks

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Sent Wednesday,:June 23, 2004 3 04 PM
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Chris b7C -1 be on AL that day I'll make sureDor have everything together on our side to give to you before the meeting
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Acting Section Chief
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From SWECKER, CHRIS (CID) (FBI)
Sent Wednesda 'June 23, 2004 12 37 PM

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That is good for both Dave and I CD Section Chief Mike Rochford and CID (A)SC also attend
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b7D -1 b7F -1 No - It looks like the same inquiry you and I were trying to address - also coming down through the DoD channels
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From Capron', Valerie E (OGC) (FBI)
Sent Monday, June 28, 2004 8 32 AM

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Subject RE GTMO
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As a reminder) I DIA, is the Director of the Joint Intelligence Group here in GTMO b7C -2 According to the attached, DOJ, et al, are looking forthel IP, which doesn't exist, as we all know b6 -3,4 3, 4 The FBI, not the military, is working with ISNInarguably our top pnonty at this time), who remains
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