Congressman feuds with administration over movie

August 11, 2011 - 3:15 AM
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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gestures during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug., 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” The Republican congressman who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee is questioning why the Obama administration is cooperating with a movie project on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Rep. Peter King of New York should find something better to do.

King said Wednesday that too much information has leaked out about the raid that killed bin Laden in Pakistan last May. He says that Pentagon officials warn against any further public discussion of the details.

The movie is scheduled for release in October 2012, less than a month before the presidential election.

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal say the movie will portray the hunt for bin Laden as a heroic, nonpartisan triumph. Both won Oscars for "The Hurt Locker."