(CNN) – The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the length of the FBI's investigation into David Petraeus' extramarital affair raises serious questions about the government's response to potentially comprised intelligence.
Rep. Peter King, who made the remarks on CNN's "State of the Union," joined Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in expressing concern over how the FBI and other federal agencies handled the investigation into the former CIA director’s affair, and specifically why members of Congress with oversight over intelligence and homeland security weren't briefed on the discoveries.
(CNN) – Despite his resignation on Friday citing an extramarital affair, former CIA Director David Petraeus should not back out of plans to testify on the recent attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a high-ranking House member said Friday on CNN.
Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Peter King, who is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's handling of the September 11, 2012, attacks in Libya that killed four Americans including diplomat Chris Stevens.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is all riding on Michigan's primary vote, a top GOP congressman said Tuesday.
"From my perspective, if Romney does not win Michigan, it creates real problems for his candidacy," New York Rep. Peter King said Tuesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Washington (CNN) - Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-affiliated militant group in Somalia, has recruited more than 40 Muslim-Americans and 20 Canadians, U.S. Rep. Peter King is set to say Wednesday as he opens a third congressional hearing on Muslim-American radicalization.
Wednesday's hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security will focus on al-Shabaab and the results of a committee investigation into the threat it poses to the United States, King, a New York Republican, plans to say, according to a transcript of his opening statement provided in advance. "The committee has been briefed by intelligence agencies and we have interviewed dozens of experts on al-Shabaab," the statement said.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The danger of Islamic radicalization inside U.S. prisons "remains real and present," said Rep. Peter King of New York, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. But during a Wednesday hearing on the subject, others said there are only a few cases in which prison radicalization has been linked to terrorism.
"Prisons have not served as a major source of jihad radicalization," according to Bert Useem, a Purdue University sociology professor. Useem said that since the September 11 attacks, 178 Muslim Americans have been prosecuted for terrorism or related charges, but there is evidence in only 12 cases that prison radicalization was a factor.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The latest 2012 GOP "will he or won't he" chatter has quickly moved from Donald Trump (won't) and Mitch Daniels (won't) to Rudy Giuliani (might). The Rudy Giuliani idea has many top Republicans throwing cold water on the notion, even as one prominent New York congressman says it could happen.
At a small dinner in Washington Monday night, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, told a group of journalists that he believed Giuliani would make a run for the White House.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Peter King's name has not previously come up as a possible presidential candidate. But could he soon enter the race?
"I'm not going to say no," the New York congressman told CNN in a telephone interview on Wednesday.
(CNN)-House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King will hold a hearing on how the death of Osama bin Laden impacts homeland security in one week, according to a written statement on his website.
"The national conversation has revolved around details emerging from the killing of Bin Laden by U.S. Special Operations Forces," he said.
Washington (CNN) - A frozen pig's foot and a note laced with anti-Semitic rants were sent to Rep. Peter King's Capitol Hill office, a congressional source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN Monday.
The source said the note included statements such as "evil Jews will return this hoof to Palestine." Neither King nor his aides have seen the package, the source said, because all mail sent to the U.S. Capitol is now screened and the package was intercepted before it went to his office. King's office was notified Monday afternoon.
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12:03 pm ET: A congressional hearing Thursday on the alleged radicalization of Muslim Americans is "discriminatory" and "an abuse of power" because of its narrow scope, Rep. Laura Richardson, D-California, said in harsh criticism of committee Chairman Peter King, R-New New York.
Richardson questioned why other House committees weren't holding hearings on threats to American children involving other religions, a veiled but obvious reference to the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
11:49 am ET: A congressional hearing on alleged radicalization of Muslim Americans and a lack of cooperation by the Muslim community is "an outrage" because there is no factual basis for its need, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said Thursday.