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Shepperd thank you the man said to be a former CIA operative jailed in Pakistan on murder charges has reportedly left the country.
And there are conflicting reports about whether so called blood money played a role in this.
Raymond Davis faced two counts of murder for allegedly killing two men in the city of Lahore but today.
A court acquitted him of all charges according to US officials.
That's after the US may have paid the families of the murder victims.
Between one to two million dollars that's according to lawyers for those families now I say may have because secretary of state Hillary Clinton denies that report.
Keep in mind the United States provides more than three billion dollars.
An annual aid to Pakistan with us now is Mike Baker is a former CIA Covert operations officer and president of diligence LLC which is a global intelligence.
And security Furman and Mike what do you make of this conflict between the blood money Hillary Clinton says we did not pay -- attorneys and package and Pakistan say we did it.
Right -- -- and I believe also some -- the administration alluded to the fact that you know that -- this is likely the exchange that took place.
I hate it in all honesty paying compensation and having charges dropped having an acquittal.
At the request or approval of the victims' families.
Is not -- common occurrence in Pakistan and surrounding region.
And so there will be no surprise I suppose you could say if it turns out the compensation was agreed to.
As part of this release of Raymond Davis and you know frankly the fact that that that Hillary Clinton has come out and denied that it was the case.
It is odd because if you think about it if if what that.
Did that the pakistanis are saying is you know we pay compensation if it's not true and they're doing it simply to appease the public because the public spending that real uproar over over the situation.
And then then that's fine but what is the point of Hillary Clinton saying that it wasn't the case.
-- it is important point out for our viewers we talk about this blood money in this is Pakistan nutrition part of usher -- law with the families of the victims get paid the money they going to court and they say will drop all the charges and then that person -- and exonerated I guess the question we have Mike is why wasn't so important.
To get Raymond Davis out of the country so quickly had this thing gone to trial with that -- that almost impossible.
Well it would certainly complicated the situation I mean at the end of the day and -- and a situation like this not just with Raymond Davis -- other times when these sort of things.
Happen the host country in this case Pakistan.
With the government and certainly I aside their intelligence service they just wanted to go away.
Now he wasn't released immediately and once that happened.
It was inevitable that this is going to drag on for a period of time because the the judiciary the media they whipped up the public.
In an uproar over the of the shootings that took place.
Now you know -- I'm surprised in the sense that we did get him released as quickly as we debt because there was a lot of pressure.
On on what essentially can be described as a relatively weak.
-- -- -- government.
To not release him.
But you said that you -- that the Pakistan intelligence Mike wanted this to go away but.
This thing kind of created a little bit of conflict between the CIA.
And Pakistani intelligence does this make all that go and the new things all better now between.
Our CIA and and their equivalent.
It is -- incredibly complex relationship.
It's a very it's it's a strong relationship it hasn't -- definitely its ups and downs.
And and so the end of the the problem is.
You know again ISI they're very professional and -- sometimes we question their motives and in certain ways but -- make no mistake they didn't want this to linger as as a problem we have bigger issues to work with.
-- we do troops over there Mike Baker a former CIA.
Agent Mike thanks very much let's go back.
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