Phil Mattingly and Sandrine Rastello
May 9, 2011
Pakistan hasn’t given the U.S. access to three of Osama bin Laden’s widows or other information collected following last week’s operation in Pakistan, creating more questions about the country’s role in hiding the late al- Qaeda leader.
National Security Adviser Tom Donilon said the U.S. has requested — and not yet received — access to three of bin Laden’s wives and additional materials recovered by the Pakistanis after the raid in which bin Laden was killed in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The role, if any, of Pakistani government officials harboring bin Laden also remains a question, President Barack Obama said.
“We think that there had to be some sort of support network for bin Laden inside of Pakistan,” Obama said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program. “But we don’t know who or what that support network was. We don’t know whether there might have been some people inside of government, people outside of government, and that’s something that we have to investigate and, more importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate.”
This article was posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 4:22 am