White House Denies Giving Moviemakers Classified Info

The White House denied claims that it divulged classified information to Hollywood filmmakers working on a movie about the successful Osama bin Laden raid. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) had demanded an investigation into reports that Oscar-winning director Katheryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have been given special access to Navy SEALs for a bin Laden flick due to come out just before the 2012 election. King said the "alleged collaboration belies a desire for transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history" and risks national security, according to the New York Daily News. White House spokesman Jay Carney called the claims "ridiculous," according to Reuters. The Pentagon said it did no more than provide script assistance, which it does with many war films.

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