ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT TO MAKE STATEMENT

ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT TO MAKE STATEMENT

WASHINGTON D.C.– Attorney General John Ashcroft will join FBI

Director Louis J. Freeh for a press conference at 12:45 p.m.

at FBI Headquarters to provide details regarding the arrest of

FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen for espionage. Copies of

statements, an affidavit and photographs will be released at

that time.

Hanssen will be arraigned today at 11:00 a.m. in U.S.

District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

TIME: 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2001

EVENT: Attorney General / FBI News Conference

PLACE: FBI Headquarters

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

(Members of the media should access the

building through the

visitors entrance)