SENATORS DEMAND ANSWERS ON SPY AGENCIES’ COLLUSION WITH HOLLYWOOD


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According to Vice News journalist Jason Leopold, an amendment to last month’s annual intelligence-spending bill requires the Director of National Intelligence to explain each year to congressional oversight committees the interactions between 16 different intelligence agencies and Hollywood.

The amendment, put in place by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, comes after several news reports which helped expose the CIA’s involvement with “22 entertainment-related projects between 2006 and 2011.”

“They included major motion pictures like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo; reality television series such as Top Chef; the cable drama series, Covert Affairs;and books including The Devil’s Light by Richard North Patterson,” Leopold writes. “In the case of Zero Dark Thirty, writer and producer Mark Boal and Katherine Bigelow gave CIA officers involved in the operation that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden gifts including dinners, fake pearl earrings, a bottle of tequila, and tickets to a Prada fashion show.”

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