CIA Spokesman Bill Harlow
Statement Denying CIA Involvement with Usama bin Laden
Washington, D.C.
October 5, 2001

Numerous comments in the media recently have reiterated a widely circulated but incorrect notion that the CIA once had a relationship with Usama Bin Ladin. For the record, you should know that the CIA never employed, paid, or maintained any relationship whatsoever with Bin Ladin.