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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peter King calls for inquiry into reports the White House fed secrets about the killing of Osama Bin Laden to Hollywood film-makers

A senior Republican has called for an inquiry into reports the White House fed secrets about the killing of Osama Bin Laden to Hollywood film-makers.

Peter King, chair of the House of Representatives homeland security committee, cited a report suggesting the White House hopes the film will boost President Obama's election bid.

New York Times writer Maureen Dowd said film-makers had "top-level access".

The White House called that report - and Mr King's claims - "ridiculous".

Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader who had spent almost a decade in hiding since fleeing Afghanistan in late 2001, was killed in May in a raid into Pakistan by members of an elite Navy Seals special forces team.

The killing of the man behind the 9/11 terror attacks marked the recent high point in Mr Obama's presidency.

Since then the president has been dogged by joblessness, a sluggish economy and partisan bickering and gridlock in Washington and has seen his approval rating slip. (more)