Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., once again called for prosecuting journalists who report on leaked information, this time singling out Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on the NSA's phone surveillance program.
"I'm talking about Greenwald," King said on Fox News. "Greenwald, not only did he disclose this information, he has said he has names of CIA agents and assets around the world and they're threatening to disclose that. The last time that was done in this country, we saw a CIA station chief murdered in Greece. No right is absolute and even the press has certain restrictions."
King continued: "I think it should be very targeted, very selective and certainly a very rare exception. But in this case, when you have someone who's disclosed secrets like this and threatens to release more, then to me, yes, there has to be, legal action should be taken against him. This is a very unusual case with life and death implications for Americans."
Greenwald responded on Twitter, refuting King's claim that he is "threatening to disclose" the names of CIA agents and assets:
Here's the video, via TPM: