Obama administration trashes Seymour Hersh’s claims on Osama arrest, says Pakistan had no advance knowledge

The Obama administration says the Pakistanis didn't know about the Osama bin Laden raid in advance.

By: Associated Press | Washington | Updated: May 12, 2015 10:16 am
Seymour Hersh, Osama bin Laden, Osama ISI, ISI chief osama, obama, pakistan osama, laden isi, laden pakistan, abbottabad, abbottabad raid, barack obama, obama news, osama news, US news, World News The Obama administration dismissed Seymour Hersh’s claims, said the Pakistanis didn’t know about the raid that captured Osama bin Laden in advance. (Source: Reuters photo)

The White House is dismissing as untrue an article alleging that President Barack Obama misled the public about how the US killed Osama bin Laden.

Spokesman Josh Earnest says journalist Seymour Hersh’s piece in the London Review of Books is “riddled with inaccuracies and outright falsehoods.”

Earnest noted former CIA deputy director Michael Morell’s reaction to the article — that he stopped reading because every sentence was wrong.

Hersh attributes his information to a retired general of the Pakistani intelligence service and several unidentified sources in the U.S. and Pakistan. He says bin Laden was secretly kept as a prisoner by the Pakistanis and that they helped the U.S. stage the raid on his compound.

The Obama administration says the Pakistanis didn’t know about the raid in advance.

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