WASHINGTON: White House has trashed Mansoor Ijaz’s latest revelation that President Asif Ali Zardari, as well as erstwhile envoy to US Husain Haqqani were in the know of May 2 US incursion deep into Pakistan’s Abbottabad which killed Osama bin Laden.

“Reports claiming Ambassador Haqqani or President Zardari had advance knowledge of the May 2 Abbottabad operation are groundless”, said White House spokesperson Caitlin Hayden.

Hayden was categorical that US made it sure that no one in Pakistan knew they were going to storm Osama Bin Laden’s compound in the country’s army’s hometown.

“In order to safeguard our men-in-action as well as the mission itself, the intelligence was not shared with anyone”, Hayden added.

White House was stirred into coming up with a clarification after controversial Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz in an article published in The Daily Beast, Newsweek’s online partner, claimed that the memo – Husain Haqqani had selected him for delivering to Admiral Mike Mullen-- was part of a larger plan by Zardari and Haqqani.