We know, both from the movie itself, and from the "deleted scenes", that Jack Crawford knowingly made, through Clarice, a false offer to Hannibal to the effect that he if helped catch Buffalo Bill, he would be moved away from Dr. Chilton to another maximum security prison. Question: Did you think that Clarice knew BEFORE she communicated the false offer to Hannibal, that the offer was false? I ask because the manner in which she presented it to Hannibal (such as her description of the island, the fact that he could walk on the beach - under SWAT team surveillance, etc.) convinced me that Crawford may have been using HER as well, and that she really did not know she was making an offer that was never valid. The only thing that tells me that she knew the offer WAS false when she made it, was her failure to apologize to Hannibal when visited him in the holding cell in Tennessee. To me, Clarice was the type of person who would have apologized for lying to him if she had later discovered that she had, in fact, lied to him. Just curious on what others' takes are on the question . . .