Citizens United To Release Hillary Clinton Documentary In 2016

Conservative group Citizens United planned to move forward with a documentary to be released ahead of the 2016 election about Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday.

The film was still untitled and slated to be distributed in theaters, aired on television and released on DVD, according to the publication.

The group’s 2008 production “Hillary: The Movie” was the basis for a landmark Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the court determined that blocking the film from being aired on the grounds it was political advertising violated the group’s constitutional right to free speech. 

“This is why I went to the Supreme Court,” Citizens United’s president and chairman, David Bossie, told the Hollywood Reporter. “Now that I won that case, I can do whatever I want with this new movie. I can advertise it on radio and TV, show it on TV whenever I want to — all the things they stopped us from doing with Hillary: The Movie.”

Both CNN and NBC announced Monday that they were canceling their respective planned film productions on Clinton.

Bossie told the publication that with NBC’s casting of Diane Lane as the former secretary of state, the network was “doing everything in their power to make Hillary look good, which is their right.”

“But ours will not be a puff piece designed to promote a Hillary Clinton presidency,” he said.

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