Chairman King Statement on CIA Failure to Produce "4 to 5 inch stack" of Documents on Collaboration with bin Laden Movie Producers

Statement

By:  Pete King
Date: July 26, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement on the CIA's recent discovery of a "4 to 5 inch stack" of previously undisclosed CIA documents related to the Agency's collaboration with Hollywood filmmakers planning a Sony Pictures movie on the mission in which U.S. Special Operations Forces killed Osama bin Laden. In a court filing Tuesday, Administration lawyers admitted that the documents were not released as required by court order in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch.

Chairman King said: "I find this recent document discovery troubling. The Obama Administration's extremely close, unprecedented, and potentially dangerous collaboration with these filmmakers is a serious matter that deserves serious scrutiny.

"From previously released documents, we know that, at the urging of Democratic lobbyists, DoD, CIA, and White House officials shared information in at least 16 meetings and briefings with Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal in the weeks following the bin Laden raid. So I am very eager to know exactly what, if any, new information is contained in these undisclosed documents."

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