Osama bin Laden had 500 euros in cash and two telephone numbers sewn into his clothing on Sunday when he was killed, leading intelligence officials to believe he was ready to flee, according to some members of Congress briefed on the matter, according to a report.
Politico, in a report issued Wednesday quoted three sources who had been briefed by Central Intelligence Director Leon Panetta.
The cash and clothing revelations were made to support the Obama administration's belief that bin Laden was prepared to escape if alerted to an attack, a source told Politico.
Other items collected on the compound are computers and storage devices, U.S. officials said Tuesday, according to media reports.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday the administration hoped material collected from Bin Laden's compound by U.S. troops during the raid could provide insight three areas, including any evidence of planned attacks, information that could lead to other high-value targets or other networks that exist, and information on the al Qaeda network and the sustaining network that allowed bin Laden to live there.