Lawmaker: CIA contractor leaving Pakistan

AP News
Posted: Mar 16, 2011 11:28 AM
Lawmaker: CIA contractor leaving Pakistan

A U.S. congressman says a CIA contractor was flying out of Pakistan shortly after his murder case was dropped.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, called him Wednesday morning while on a plane with the contractor, Raymond Davis.

Davis was accused of killing two Pakistani men he said tried to rob him. Pakistan officials say the U.S. agreed to pay $2.34 million to end the dispute that had strained ties between the two countries.

Rohrabacher criticized Pakistan, which receives billions of dollars in U.S. aid. He said the U.S. should look at whether foreign aid recipients "are treating us like suckers."

Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, spoke at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee examining the foreign aid budget.