ABC: Obama Administration secured help of Abdulmuttalab’s family to get him to share intelligence

I thought only torture, and sacrificing all of our beliefs, got these guys to talk:

The family of the failed Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab, played a pivotal role in getting their son to start cooperating with federal authorities in sharing information about Al Qaeda, a senior administration official said Tuesday evening.

Abdulmuttalab has been cooperating with authorities and sharing intelligence since last Thursday, another administration official told ABC News.

The family was “instrumental in gaining Mr. Abdulmuttalab’s cooperation,” said the senior administration official. The information Abdulmuttalab is sharing has been described by other officials as fresh and actionable.


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