Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book by Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the nearly ten year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.
This feature documentary's opening title cards state: "January 21, 1999" and "Washington D.C.". See more »
Clinton's lawyers made the argument to the US Supreme Court that it is simply incompatible with being president to be an active defendant in an active lawsuit. And the Supreme Court 9 to nothing brushed that argument aside and said ya know it won't atke up too much time its no big deal just do your depositions and get on with it. I mean, if the Supreme Court has ever been proven factually wrong - this is the case. Because obviously, the one thing we can say is that it was a rather time ...
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I rate this documentary as a "9" on a scale where "Bowling for Columbine" is a "10" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" is an "8."
The film makers show in detail how a group of right-wingers manipulated the system in order to bring-down an American President. It further shows the abuse of power by a Republican Congress and a vicious "independent" counsel.
It further shows an American newsmedia obliging in its coverage.
The true heroine of the story was Susan McDougal who went to prison rather than commit perjury.
Lest we forget that Ken Starr released the video of Clinton's deposition on the same day the President addressed the UN on terrorism. How much more could we have done about terrorism if the President was not distracted by the baseless attacks?
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