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King: Feds Probe Leaks to Hollywood Filmmakers

Friday, 06 Jan 2012 11:47 AM

By James Hirsen

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A federal probe has been launched into whether the Obama administration revealed to Hollywood filmmakers some classified information connected with the raid on Osama bin Laden.

According to a letter from the Pentagon released by the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King, the inspector general's office “will address actions taken by Department of Defense personnel related to the release of information to the filmmakers.”

King had previously voiced concerns about the Obama administration's cooperation with Sony Pictures and Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow in the development of a film, which dealt with the search for bin Laden.

In August 2011 King wrote to the respective inspector generals of both the Pentagon and CIA, citing a New York Times column that indicated Sony and Bigelow had been given “top-level access to the most classified mission in history” by the administration.

Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal released a statement in response indicating that the film “integrates the collective efforts of three administrations, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, as well as the cooperative strategies and implementation by the Department of Defense and the CIA."

White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed claims that the White House had given out classified information, characterizing the charges as false and suggesting that the most specific information the White House had released about the raid came from his daily briefings.

The CIA issued a statement on Thursday, which acknowledged that the agency “has been open” in its “public outreach” and has “over the years engaged with writers, documentary filmmakers, movie and TV producers, and others in the entertainment industry.”

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