CIA Officially Responds To Suskind Book: Charges Are "False" And "Offensive"

09/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a statement to be released on its Web site later this afternoon, the Central Intelligence Agency has officially responded to charges in the current Ron Suskind bestseller, "The Way of the World," related to the agency taking part in falsifying evidence related to WMD in Iraq.

Suskind has responded strongly to earlier denials by the CIA, referring to on-the-record taped interviews with CIA personnel and other evidence. He recently posted part of a transcript of an interview with the CIA's former Deputy Chief of Clandestine Operations Robert Richer. A congressional committee is looking into the matter.

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