Hillary, the Movie

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Dec 18, 2007 3:23 PM
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Citizens United, a conservative group headed by the lead investigator in the Whitewater hearings, is airing a trailer for their documentary on the woman who would be president.

It's made up of more than 40 interviews with policy experts and politicos who've stood toe-to-toe with the Glacier over the years. The trailer is here. Pretty compelling if it makes it to TV.

But will it?

Citizens United is now concerned about whether it can run TV ads to plug the movie without running into problems with campaign finance laws. The group has already hired James Bopp Jr, to represent them in a suit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC). He argues that Citizens United should be able to run ads for the movie without disclosing the film’s financiers or including a disclaimer about who produced the ad. Bopp won a similar case in June before the Supreme Court.

“If you take excerpts of the movie and put them on TV, you are subject to reports and disclaimers,” said Bopp on steps of the U.S. District Court where he filed the lawsuit today. “I have a client that has been working hard for months to produce a movie ... and they want be able to sell the movie.”

The Clinton camp has no comment as of yet.