Rep. King to probe suspected White House security leaks

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released a list of issues that will be priorities for the Committee during the second session of the 112th Congress.

Kings plans to investigate alleged leaks of classified information regarding sensitive counterterrorism operations to Hollywood and Guantanamo Bay that could endanger the lives of intelligence officers and special operators, their families, and the homeland.

Recently, news stories broke regarding the White House allegedly giving access to classified military and intelligence documents to Oscar-winning motion picture director Kathryn Bigalow for her film project about America’s war against Osama bin Laden.

A number of U.S. lawmakers and counterterrorism officials became angry when it was discovered Bigalow’s film would open in theaters just weeks before the 2012 presidential election. Since then, the movie’s premiere was switched to after the election.

But members of the House Homeland Security Committee still wish to investigate the Bigalow-White House information exchange as well as numerous other subjects.

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