Friday, August 3, 2012
Rep. Pete King: FBI needs to expand its ‘leak’ probe of White House Leaked Top Secret
Reuters cited anonymous U.S. sources in reporting Wednesday that President Obama signed an order authorizing covert activity in the region. The piece also named the location of a “nerve center” in Turkey, where the U.S. and allies coordinate activity.
“Obviously, the ongoing investigations have failed to deter further leaks,” King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, wrote Thursday in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The Long Island Republican added the leaks must come to and end before those responsible “further endanger the lives of men and women sent into harm’s way on our nation’s behalf.”
The federal probe was launched due to a chorus of complaints over government leaks that spurred a host of recent blockbuster stories. King’s ire over the epidemic of loose lips boiled over last year with word that the Pentagon and CIA were collaborating on a Hollywood movie about the commando raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
The legislation “is not an anti-leaks policy, it’s an anti-speech policy,” the letter states.