Election 2016

RNC Threatens Debate Coverage over Clinton Documentaries

Airing them is seen as showing bias


The Republican National Committee chairman says he'll try to block presidential primary debate partnerships with NBC and CNN if the television networks don't cancel planned Hillary Clinton documentaries.

CNN Films is planning a feature-length documentary about Clinton and NBC Entertainment has a mini-series in the works ahead of a potential 2016 White House Democratic primary bid by the former U.S. secretary of state and first lady.

"As an American company, you have every right to air programming of your choice," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a letter dated today to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. "But as American citizens, certainly you recognize why many are astounded at your actions, which appear to be a major network's thinly-veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election."