Politics

Was Director Kathryn Bigelow Given Secret Osama bin Laden Mission Info?

| by Michael Allen

New York Republican Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, requested an investigation after reports that President Barack Obama’s administration gave high-level access to Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow and Sony Pictures about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year.

King said in a statement: “I am pleased that the Inspectors General at DoD (the US Defense Department) and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) agree with me that potential leaks to filmmakers are something worth investigating and taking action to address.”

“The leaks that followed the successful bin Laden mission led to the arrests of Pakistanis and put in danger the mission’s heroes and their families."

King’s statement added that the new Bigelow film was to have been released in October 2012, one month before the presidential election that will determine if Obama wins a second term.

Bigelow won a best director Academy Award for 'The Hurt Locker,' a 2008 movie set during the Iraq War.