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An aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the center of
a corruption probe is on the CIA payroll. Mohammed Zia Salehi, an
Afghan National Security Council official, appears to have been paid
by the U.S. spy agency for many years,
Salehi was arrested by Afghan police in July but released after Karzai
Salehi's relationship with the CIA underscores deep contradictions at
the heart of the Obama administration's policy in Afghanistan
The New York Times reported earlier this week that an aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai that was arrested for corruption was being paid by the CIA. The leader has come out against this statement, calling it a tactic by the U.S. to destabilize his government.