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WH Chief of Staff Accidentally Reveals American ISIS Hostage's First Name

By    |   Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 09:07 PM

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of an American woman being held by the Islamic State (ISIS) during one of appearances on all five Sunday morning news shows.

The woman's family and the U.S. government have been keeping her name out of the public, but in McDonough's appearance on ABC's "This Week," he said. "[W]e are obviously continuing to work those matters very, very aggressively. We are sparing no expense, and sparing no effort, both in trying to make sure that we know where they are and make sure that we're prepared to do anything we must to try to get them home. But, [redacted]'s family knows how strongly the president feels about this. And we'll continue to work this."

Politico contacted National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan, who said, "We don’t have anything to add, other than to request again that you not use the name of the individual."

It is known she is a 26-year-old aid worker who was kidnapped in August 2013.

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of an American woman being held by the Islamic State (ISIS) during one of appearances on all five Sunday morning news shows.
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