Documentaries Scraped: What Does Hillary Clinton Have To Hide?

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Sameera Ehteram
Plans for two separate documentaries about Hillary Clinton were scrapped within hours of each other. Charles Ferguson, an Oscar-winning filmmaker commissioned by CNN for the project. claims that the interview subjects for his documentary were intimidated by Clinton aides, who did not want to see the project move forward.

Hillary Clinton

Plans for two separate documentaries about Hillary Clinton were scrapped within hours of each other. Charles Ferguson, an Oscar-winning filmmaker commissioned by CNN for the project, claims that the interview subjects for his documentary were intimidated by Clinton aides, who did not want to see the project move forward.

"When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film," he claimed. "Not Democrats, not Republicans — and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration. Not even journalists who want access, which can easily be taken away."

The Republicans have their reasons for not wanting this documentary to see the light of day. Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee Party, says “It’s appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN, who donated to Democrats and Hillary Clinton, have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives.”

However, the question is; what would democrats have against the documentary?

Perhaps they are not too fond of the man who made documentaries like the Inside Job, which focused on Wall Street’s role in the 2008 financial crisis, or the 2007 film No End In Sight about the American occupation of Iraq. Clinton has strong support on Wall Street and was one of the senators who voted in favor of the use of force in Iraq in 2002.

There are possibly some skeletons in Hillary’s closet which the Clinton camp would not want to come into the public eye and spoil her political plans.

Donations and Money Matters

According to Ferguson, Hillary Clinton is on "the boards of Walmart and Tyson Foods. One of the largest donors to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is the government of Saudi Arabia. The Clintons’ personal net worth now probably exceeds $200 million, and while earned legally, both the money's sources and the Clintons' public statements indicate a strong aversion to rocking boats or making powerful enemies."

Whitewater

Rosalie Hanson, who expressed her doubts about Hillary in the Independent Sentinel, found it intriguing that while everyone related to the Whitewater,scandal was investigated, Bill and Hillary Clinton were the only ones who emerged unscathed due to the “lack of sufficient evidence”.

Others involved in the scandal included Bill Clinton’s successor Governor Jim Guy Tucker, who was convicted and served time in prison for his role, while Susan McDougal also spent 18 months in prison for contempt of court after refusing to answer any questions relating to Whitewater. She was later granted a pardon by none other than President Clinton just before he left office. Vince Foster committed suicide.

Benghazi

Benghazi

What about Benghazi?

Many still hold a grudge against Hillary for the Benghazi incident, which resulted in the death of US Ambassador Chris Stevens. She took responsibility for the security lapse which took place under her watch and no backup or assistance was sent to the US Embassy in Libya for several hours.

Syria and Assad

Nile Gardiner, a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst and political commentator, points to Hillary’s connection with Syria and Assad, “Before Syria descended into war, Clinton was a strong backer of engagement with Syria, greatly underestimating the nature of the Baathist regime, famously referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a “reformer” in April 2011.  In addition, as Washington’s most senior foreign policy official, Clinton did little to stand up to Moscow’s aggressive support for the Syrians, eager to appease the Russians through the controversial “reset” strategy, which was her own brainchild. In addition, the Secretary of State was weak in the face of Iran, whose military and financial backing for the Assad regime has been vital to its survival.”

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