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RNC to NBC, CNN: Stop Hillary Clinton Movies or No Access to GOP Primaries

RNC chairman tells networks that the films will promote Clinton and her expected candidacy


NewLettersThe Republican National Committee has told CNN and NBC that their access to the 2016 Republican primaries is at risk if they continue with planned film projects about Hillary Clinton.

Politico reports that RNC chairman Reince Priebus told the networks that the film projects promote the likely presidential candidacy of the former first lady and secretary of state (who has not yet said whether she will run or not). He has given the networks an Aug. 14 deadline to drop their projects.

In a letter to NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, Priebus wrote:

“There’s ample cause for concern. Executives and employees of Comcast, NBC’s parent company have been generous supporters of Democrats and Secretary Clinton. David Cohen, Comcast’s EVP, raised over $1.4 million for President Obama’s reelection efforts and hosted a fundraiser for the president. Comcast Corp. employees have donated $522,996 to the president and donated $161,640 to Secretary Clinton’s previous campaigns.”

NBC is developing a miniseries on Clinton starring Diane Lane and CNN is working on a documentary. Both are produced by independent entertainment divisions of the companies.

The 2012 Republican presidential candidates participated in a debate that aired on MSNBC, which at the time Priebus had issue with as well.

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