Hillary Clinton suffered another defeat, as Hulu has declined to pick up a program about her that had been in the works at the network for almost two years.
The film “Rodham” is based on a book with the same name, and tells about an alternative universe in which Hillary does not get married to Bill Clinton but instead works as a professor at Northwestern University before running for president in 2016.
Annalisa Quinn, writing for NPR in 2020, called the Curtis Sittenfeld novel “Rodham” a “nauseating, dynamic, morally suggestive, technically brilliant book that has made me think more deeply about the goals and limits of fiction than any other book I’ve read recently.”
Variety said 20th Television was still shopping the project to other streamers after adding Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning to play Clinton at various ages.
Clinton recently mused about the potential repeal of Roe v. Wade, stating: “None of us should agree to allow our daughters and granddaughters to have fewer rights than we did.”
This prompted harsh comments on social media:
“You’re supporting the slaughter of millions of tiny girls in the womb,” says Lila Rose, founder of Live Action. “Where were their rights?”
“Hillary Clinton has said *nothing* as violent men enter women’s prisons and safe places, female records are erased by uninspired male athletes, and a generation of young women are seeing their chances and scholarships evaporate,” says best-selling author Abigail Shrier.
Opening arguments in the case of former Clinton legal counsel Michael Sussmann, who is charged with making a false statement to the FBI, were expected to be presented this week.
According to Special Counsel John Durham, in September 2016, Sussmann told FBI General Counsel James Baker that he was not working for any client when he distributed Alfa Bank data purporting to demonstrate a covert communication channel between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has connections to Kremlin.
According to reports, prosecutors will try to establish that Sussmann was actually working on behalf of two clients: the Clinton campaign and tech entrepreneur Rodney Joffe.
“Laura Seago, a subpoenaed Fusion GPS employee, is expected to stay quiet during the criminal case of Michael Sussmann that is starting this week. Her inactivity will be additional proof that the Hillary Clinton campaign financed and propagated the Russia collusion lie to both the press and United States intelligence agencies,” The Federalist wrote recently.
“The jury includes a federal government employee who stated he or she donated to Democrats in 2016 and another government employee who said he or she ‘strongly’ disliked then-President Trump – both of those jurors assured the judge they would remain impartial throughout the trial,” Fox News reported.