Feinstein: Don’t Expect Much Intel From Osama Widows

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The White House may be calling the death of Osama bin Laden a “historic” event , but one California lawmaker says the U.S. is unlikely to glean much information from the alleged widows of the al-Qaida leader.

KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reports Senator Dianne Feinstein isn’t expecting much to come from American intelligence agents who interviewed the widows of Osama bin Laden left behind after a raid by U.S. Navy SEALS.

“These are women in shock and very hostile to the interests of the United States, and I wouldn’t think they would say much, if anything at all,” Feinstein said.

Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was one of the key lawmakers in touch with administration officials as the raid on the bin Laden compound was taking place.

The California lawmaker also said she will look at the photos reported to show bin Laden dead, if only because the media continues to press her for more evidence that the world’s most infamous Islamic terrorist was actually among those killed in the raid conducted on May 1 in Pakistan.

“I will at least look at them…I don’t expect to have much of any reaction,” Feinstein said. “I believe he is deceased.”


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