IRA terrorist Rep. Pete King already has a lot on his plate, namely the numerous "Muslim radicalization" hearings that he's always convening. Thankfully he's found enough spare time to do the nation's other important work, like harassing the White House about an upcoming Osama bin Laden death movie.
A Kathryn Bigelow-helmed film from Sony Pictures about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden is preliminarily set to hit theaters on October 12, 2012, right before the election. The White House is, you know, "supportive" of this planned release date, since President Obama does not have a whole lot else to campaign on and could use a well-placed, positive reprieve from constantly babbling about how "weird" Mitt Romney is.
So Pete King got word that a movie that makes Obama look good might come out before the election, and he instantly started writing letters to the Defense Department and CIA demanding secret briefings over this modest political advantage for the President. Via Politico:
In a letter to the Defense Department and the CIA, King asked for a probe and classified briefing about any cooperation or consultation between the agencies and the film, set to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who made "The Hurt Locker" in 2008 which won six Oscars, including best picture and best director.
"The Administration's first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people, in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government," King wrote. "In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history."
He's just angling for a cameo.
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