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Emails between Edward H. Lueckenhoff, M.C. Briese, Gary Bald and Others Re: Request for Guidance Regarding OGCEC Dated 5/19/04,

May 22, 2004 | FBI | ACLU-RDI 3327
Ed Lueckenhoff sent an email stating that "I have been told that all interrogation techniques previously authorized by the Executive Order are still on the table but that certain techniques can only be used if very high-level authority is granted." However, he then stated "We will consider as abuse any physical beatings, sexual humiliation or touching, and other conduct clearly constituting abuse." Lueckenhoff then stated "have been very careful to instruct our personnel to use only standard interview techniques which we would utiliie back home in our regular work. We have also instructed our personnel not to participate in interrogations by military personnel which might include techniques authorized by Executive Order but beyond the bounds of standard FBI practice." and stated "[If] an FBI employee knows or suspects a non-FBI personnel has abused or is abusing or mistreating a detainee, the FBI employee must report the incident."