'This Week': Rep. Peter King

Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittee chair Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., discusses Sochi Olympics security.
3:00 | 01/26/14

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Bring in congressman peter king, the chair of the house counterterrorism and intellige intelligent -- intelligence subcommittee. Thank you for joining us. Thank you, Jon. We saw in the New York times that olympic athletes are worried about their own security, some of them. Can you reassure our athletes going to sochi that they're going to be safe? I cannot give them 100% guarantee. The fact is these are going to be very much threatened olympics. Probably more than any we have had in our past. More than Greece, certainly more than London and China. So, no, everything is being done by the United States. But the fact is this is a dangerous region in Russia, the north caucasus, and the active terrorism organizations there. And the Russians are not cooperating anywhere near the extent that the Greeks or Chinese or Brits did. What about the suggestion they not wear their uniforms outside of the olympic venues? Has it really come to that, that American athletes have to hide the fact that they're American athletes? I think it's an indicator of how serious the government take -- takes this. The fact there are real threats. Putin talked about the ring of steel around the main olympic venue, the fact is once you get outside that venue, or even going from venue to venue, there is real vulnerability. So I think that's -- I would advise the athletes that do everything they're asked to do by the security team, the state department, the FBI. They may feel safe and secure, wander off or wear some indicator that they're from the U.S. And leave themselves open as a target. This is a dangerous situation. Hopefully things will work out. But it's nowhere near ideal. And I can't emphasize enough, the Russians have not been cooperative as far as sharing intelligence. The Greeks and Chinese and Brits did, the Russians did not. Theirs is the most dangerous. You said that twice, the Russians have not been cooperative, but we heard in Martha's story they have asked for equipment and technology that we're unwilling to share. Again, technology is different from sharing information. Usually intelligence is a mosaic. You gets bits and pieces and piece it together. The Russians don't want to share what they have because they're afraid that that will enable us to learn how they obtain their intelligence and we'll use it against them in the future. As far as technology, I don't want to get into that, as far as the policy. But I understand why they would be reluctant to share a very sophisticated piece of technology which could be used against us in the future. And another event in your backya backyard, the super bowl at giants stadium. A lot of talk about the weather as a big threat here. You have been briefed on the security threat. How much of a treat and how confident are you in the security situation at the super bowl? I'm confident everything that can be done is being done. I have been there. I have met with the officials. There is total sharing and the law enforcement agencies, federal, state and local. All working together. This is the first mass transit super bowl. Which presents other issues, so many people coming by subway. And with the cold weather, easier to conceal things under their clothing. Having said that, the cooperation is enormous. And, again, to the extent that any athletic event can be safe, the super bowl will be. It's a model for cooperation with all levels of law enforcement. All right, congressman peter king, thank you for joining us. Thank you. Now the state of the union

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