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Huckabee: Clinton 'Whitewater' Story 'Should Be Told'

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Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Dennis Van Tine/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 November 2017 02:41 PM

A new documentary being produced about the Clinton "Whitewater" scandal and how it sparked a Constitutional crisis has been blessed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

"Capitol Crisis" is a "story that should be told," Huckabee, a two-time presidential candidate whose political career was threatened by Whitewater, said Wednesday on his Facebook page.

The movie is being made by George Acirema Films, an independent movie group co-founded by Huckabee's son John Mark Huckabee, a writer and actor whose credits include the Dinesh D'Souza documentary, "America: Imagine the World Without Her" and the R-rated thriller "Backlash."

A promotional line from "Capitol Crisis," reads: "Who is the governor? For four hours, no one knew, not even the Arkansas Supreme Court. Chaos was erupting, and both Democrat and Republican parties had to decide how to resolve this nightmare, quickly and together."

The Whitewater case revolved around a probe into the real estate investments of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their associates in the Whitewater Development Corporation, a failed business venture in the '70s and '80s.

"Fifteen individuals were convicted of more than 40 crimes, including Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. While the Clintons were never formally charged, Gov. Tucker was required to step down from office," the producers of the film said.

"Two minutes before the national media was to broadcast the historic moment of Lt. Governor Mike Huckabee, being sworn in as the 44th governor, he received a shocking phone call. As cameras rolled, Governor Tucker announced that he was refusing to relinquish his office.

"This is the story of how Mike Huckabee working with both Democrat and Republican leaders united both political parties during this heated constitutional crisis and avoided what was evolving into statewide civil unrest."

Tucker, who was Bill Clinton's successor as governor, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years of probation.

The movie will include recreations with actors at the state capitol and interviews with those who lived it, according to the movie's website. It is being backed by Amplifying Truth, a nonprofit digital communications group.

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