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That eventually led to Sunday's strike on the bin Laden compound.
National correspondent Catherine Herridge tells us what she's learned so far.
US officials describe the quote mosaic and intelligence that led to Osama bin Laden -- -- Pakistan any compound while the initial threat came from the CIA program in 2003.
Administration officials and the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee insist that the source was not waterboarding well what I said was to the best of our knowledge.
Based on a look.
None of it came from.
As a result of harsh interrogation.
Practices of the in 2004.
There was a breakthrough for the CIA when al-Qaeda operative -- -- was captured in Iraq.
Gould told the CIA that the courier who was identified to Fox's Abu Mohammad Al Kuwaiti was -- -- some of the -- carrying messages.
The Korea was also close to call -- -- Mohammed the self described architect of 9/11 and another bin Laden gatekeeper -- for Raj Dunleavy.
When the new information was run by KS and the US officials say he downplayed the -- importance.
A year later in 2005.
The CIA ran the same information by Alan Levy who claimed not to know the courier.
The strength of the men's denials appeared to be an effort to protect the -- and US officials say -- quote sent up red flags for the CIA.
Because other detainees consistently stated that career maintained in months trust.
Well significant intelligence came from the now shattered CIA interrogation program under President Bush -- -- spokesman says there are no plans to re started adding.
This suggests that.
A piece of information that may or may not have been gathered in eight years ago somehow directly led to a successful mission.
That's just not the case.
With bin Laden -- near the Pakistani capital US officials point to a disturbing pattern.
Most of the major al-Qaeda -- in Pakistan including Ramzi Binalshibh an alleged nine elevenths conspirator.
Khalid Sheikh Mohamed and more recently whom -- protect -- nearer in major urban centers.
According to the timeline released by the White House today the Navy SEALs had twenty minutes after the firefight -- -- the three straight compound for intelligence.
US officials claim ten hard drives five computers as well as most -- thumb drives and -- were recovered intelligence value is not yet known.
With no phone -- Internet service one US official speculated that bin Laden was heavily reliant on storage devices to hold everything from letters to his infamous recorded messages.
-- Catherine thank you rock.
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