CIA Response to August 24 Associated Press Story
August 24, 2011
Today’s Associated Press story mischaracterized the nature and scope of the Central Intelligence Agency’s support to the New York City Police Department, an important counterterrorism partner in a city that has been the target of numerous terrorist plots. Our cooperation is exactly what the American people deserve and have come to expect following 9/11. The Agency’s operational focus, however, is overseas and none of the support we have provided to NYPD can be rightly characterized as “domestic spying” by the CIA. Any suggestion along those lines is simply wrong.