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Sen. Brown Won't Say If He'll See Bin Laden Photo

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A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is declining to say whether the Massachusetts Republican is taking up the CIA on its offer to show select members of Congress graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.

The CIA is allowing members of the House and Senate Intelligence and Armed Services committees to see the photos in a secure room at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Va.

Brown is a member of the Armed Services Committee.

The offer comes after Brown acknowledged he was duped into believing he had already viewed the death photos.

Brown said in multiple television interviews last week he had "seen the photos" and they were bloody and gruesome. He suggested he saw them during an official briefing, but later said the photos were "not authentic."

Fake death photos of bin Laden have circulated on the Internet. President Obama has said the photos will not be released publicly.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry doesn't sit on either committee.

The Massachusetts Democrat, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is set to visit Pakistan soon, amid worsening tensions between Washington and Islamabad following the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden on Pakistani soil.

Brown is planning to head to Afghanistan for his annual training as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

This program aired on May 12, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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