The Hunting of the President (2004)


“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 consuming and preoccupying matter for Bill Clinton.” – David Brock

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary that tries to uncover the conspiracy against Bill Clinton’s rise to power.

My Take on it – As a fan of the history of the Presidency, I was intrigued to find this documentary.

Having been around through the 90’s, I knew all about the Clinton scandals and personally have always believed that the former First Couple could actually have been involve din most of them.

This film (which is based in a book) comes forth in defense of the Clintons and asserts that it is a Right Wing Conspiracy against them that is fueling these ‘fake’ scandals.

I am not naive into believing that everything is either black or white in these kind of situations, yet I found it very hard to actually agreeing with the thesis of this film because it all is related to perception when there are very little facts to tell the truth.

The interviews shown here are almost entirely supporters of The Clintons and that makes this story far too lopsided in the way it is presented despite giving the viewer a quick glimpse into the past.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This documentary feature film was selected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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