No evidence has surfaced at this point to suggest that the government of Pakistan was aware of Osama bin Laden's hideout in that country, President Obama's national security adviser said Sunday.
Tom Donilon said that the U.S. hadn't seen any evidence that Pakistan's political, military or intelligence communities knew about bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad before Sunday's U.S. raid to kill the al Qaeda leader.
"We don't have evidence at this point that the military or political leadership knew about the operation in Abbottabad," Donilon said on "Fox News Sunday."
He made a similar comment on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Pakistan has come under political pressure from U.S. lawmakers in the week since bin Laden's killing, with some members of Congress calling for an end to the billions in aid sent to Pakistan each year. Bin Laden was hiding near a military academy in Pakistan, in a neighborhood filled with a number of retired military members, raising suspicions about how much the government of Pakistan must have really known.
"We have had our problems with Pakistan, but we've also had a tremendous amount of cooperation with them," Donilon said.
Donilon also characterized the intelligence seized in bin Laden's compound as a "treasure trove" the size of a large college library, which he said will take time to sift through.