King Letter Urging FBI Director Mueller to Expand Investigations into National Security Leaks
August 2, 2012
Hon. Robert S. Mueller, III
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
Dear Director Mueller:
I write to follow up on a previous letter sent to you on May 21, 2012 requesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation conduct a full inquiry of the widely reported leaks of highly classified information. Since my initial letter to you, recent press reporting has included additional flagrant leaks of sensitive national security information. Specifically, open source news reporting yesterday indicated that President Obama signed a secret order to authorize U.S. support for Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Separately, news reporting also identified Adana, Turkey as the location for a U.S.-supported “secret command center” against the Assad regime.
These reported disclosures represent additional disturbing and irresponsible leaks of potentially classified information from this Administration. Obviously, the ongoing investigations have failed to deter further leaks.
The Administration's leaks must stop before they further endanger the lives of men and women sent into harm's way on our Nation's behalf. I urge you to expand the ongoing FBI investigations to include these latest apparent leaks of classified information.
Thank you for your prompt and personal attention to this serious matter of national security.
PETER T. KING