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(Politico) — Rep. Peter King begs to differ with White House press secretary Jay Carney’s jab that it’s “ridiculous” for the congressman to suggest the Obama administration could be endangering national security by cooperating with filmmakers working on a movie about Osama bin Laden.
“Obviously, I hit a sensitive nerve,” the House Homeland Security Committee chairman told POLITICO on Thursday morning. “What he said was nonsense — there has been so much classified information released over the last 90 days” since bin Laden was killed in a raid on his Pakistan compound.
On Wednesday, the New York Republican released a letter to the inspectors general of the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency voicing concern about the administration’s work with Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the director and screenwriter who produced the Academy Award-winning “The Hurt Locker.”
At his daily press briefing on Wednesday, Carney said that King’s “claims are ridiculous.”
“We do not discuss classified information,” he said, “and I would hope that as we face a continued threat from terrorism, the House Committee on Homeland Security would have more important topics to discuss than a movie.”
But King shot back on Thursday, saying, “It’s ridiculous for [Carney] not to realize how much sensitive information there has been disclosed . . . he doesn’t know how the enemy analyzes this inside out, how Al Qaeda or the Taliban might use something.”