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LOS ANGELES (September 19, 2016) – Citizens United is proud to release the thought-provoking documentary starring "The Duck Commander" Phil Robertson in a passion project coming to select theaters on October 7th, 2016.  

Phil makes a compelling argument on the absurdity of life without God. Featuring real-life footage from events throughout history and leading up to the modern day crisis of radical Islamic terrorism, Phil personally guides us through a journey that includes Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy, Paris, France; and even the notorious Nazi death camp of World War II, Auschwitz. With a biblical perspective, Phil covers events ranging from the creation of the atomic bomb, the impact of the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. He uses these events to illustrate that God is the only meaningful anchor to a civilized society and calls on all of us to consider our faith.

Torchbearer is directed and co-written by Stephen K. Bannon. Bannon is an award winning filmmaker with previous titles including Generation Zero; The Undefeated; Occupy Unmasked and The Hope & The Change.

Mr. Bannon is a former Naval Officer who is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News. He is on a temporary leave of absence as he is currently the CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

The film was produced by David N. Bossie who has served as president of Citizens United since 2001. Bossie has produced more than two dozen documentaries. Recent productions include: Rocky Mountain Heist hosted by Michelle Malkin, Occupy Unmasked featuring the late conservative icon Andrew Breitbart, Our Sacred Honor with Senator Rick Santorum, The Gift of Life with Governor Mike Huckabee, and the award winning films Nine Days That Changed The World and Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny hosted by Callista and Newt Gingrich. Bossie is currently on a temporary leave of absence from Citizens United, as he is currently the Deputy Campaign Manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Torchbearer is based on a story by Zach Dasher.

The film will also have a day and date release on various digital and VOD platforms including Comcast, Dish, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and more.

More information is available at www.torchbearermovie.com.

Release: Citizens United Releases 378 Pages Of New Clinton Foundation-State Department Emails

Today Citizens United is releasing 378 pages of new Clinton Foundation-State Department emails.   These emails were produced to Citizens United as a result of our FOIA requests and litigation with the State Department.

Here are the highlights:

• In July 2012, Huma Abedin emails with Clinton Foundation employees about major donor Abigail Disney and CGI. “The problem is she keeps emailing HRC directly.” The text of one of the Disney emails to HRC is embedded in the email chain. NOTE: No HRC emails to/from Abigail Disney have been released to date. This may be one of the 15,000 undisclosed emails.

• An email from the Clinton Foundation shows major foundation donor Victor Pinchuk was scheduled to attend a June 2012 dinner at Hillary Clinton’s house. A Clinton spokesman told the New York Times in 2014 that Pinchuk was never on the schedule during Sec. Clinton’s four years as Secretary of State.

• In 2010, Clinton Foundation staff emailed Melanne Verveer at the State Department a 63-page CGI “Commitment Highlights” document. Four days later, Sec. Clinton attends CGI. That day’s schedule for Sec. Clinton is also included in this material.

• Within the same September 2010 63-page CGI “Commitment Highlights” document, Uranium One, Inc. is listed as a partner for a $300,000,000 Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative project.

• Melanne Verveer discusses Norway “$$” CGI pledge on her State Department email leading up to the September 2012 CGI meeting.

Here are the links to the new emails:

Part I: https://www.scribd.com/document/321978685/August-23-Email-Release-Part-I
Part II: https://www.scribd.com/document/321978850/August-23-Email-Release-Part-II
Part III: https://www.scribd.com/document/321978980/August-23-Email-Release-Part-III

August 23 Email Release Part I by Citizens United on Scribd

August 23 Email Release Part II by Citizens United on Scribd

August 23 Email Release Part III by Citizens United on Scribd

Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie reacting to Hillary Clinton's anti-Citizens United Amendment

"Hillary Clinton said today that if she wins - and that's a big if - she will propose an anti-Citizens United amendment to the Constitution.  Make no mistake about it, Hillary Clinton's top priority is to enact a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that would gut the First Amendment.  Hillary Clinton would rather silence her opposition than fight terrorism or fix the economy."  

Citizens United President David N. Bossie Statement on FBI Director James Comey's Wrong Decision Not to Indict Hillary Clinton

FBI Director James Comey stated Hillary Clinton broke the law, but is choosing not to recommend prosecuting her.  It is a bad day for all America, she’s not being held accountable for her reckless and illegal actions.  The American people will only see that Hillary Rodham Clinton is above the law.

Regardless of the FBI determination into narrow questions about Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server, there are still many unanswered questions. Huma Abedin's testimony about burning schedules coupled with the State Department's political delay tactics in producing court ordered documents gives the appearance that Hillary Clinton was engaged in activities as Secretary of State that she is fearful of disclosing to the public. What was Hillary Clinton's priority as Secretary of State? Was it U.S diplomacy or was it Clinton Foundation business and donor maintenance? The public has a right to know the answers to these critical questions.


Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on Secret Lynch-Clinton meeting

“Attorney General Loretta Lynch holding a secret briefing in the back of private plane with former President Bill Clinton is an outrage and further demonstrates that Lynch’s special relationship with the Clintons is riddled with conflicts of interest.  Attorney General Lynch must appoint a special counsel in this case immediately.  Hillary Clinton is under FBI criminal investigation and Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton cements the view that she cannot conduct an impartial investigation.  It’s simply not believable that the pending FBI criminal investigation into the Clinton email server wasn’t discussed because this bizarre meeting was not supposed to be publicly disclosed in the first place.  This all reeks to high heaven.”

Citizens United President David N Bossie Statement on Special Counsel

“Citizens United first called for an impartial special counsel to investigate the Clinton email case 11 months ago.  We were right then and we are right now. 

Democrat political appointees at the Department of Justice - including Loretta Lynch - can’t be expected to make unbiased prosecutorial decisions about their own nominee for president.

In the past 10 days, President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the White House the same afternoon.

Then Loretta Lynch appears on television to say she’s never discussed the Clinton email case with President Obama and that she’s treating it like any other case that comes down the pike.

To top it all off, Lynch denied that there was even the hint of an appearance of a conflict of interest in the case despite the fact that:

-Hillary Clinton’s husband President Bill Clinton appointed Lynch U.S. Attorney in 1999, creating the appearance that she owes the former President something for that important appointment;

-Senior Justice Department officials have contributed thousands to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, creating the appearance that the Obama Justice Department wants Clinton to succeed;

-Lynch herself has made contributions to Democrat candidates in the past, creating the appearance that Attorney General Lynch is a partisan Democrat who wants Clinton to succeed; and

-Indicting Democrat Clinton now would damage her ability to be elected, therefore putting a ‘third Obama term’ in jeopardy.

The American people have had enough of Attorney General Lynch’s ‘nothing to see here’ strategy. In order to restore some trust in government and the rule of law, Loretta Lynch must acknowledge the conflicts that surround this investigation and appoint an impartial special counsel without delay.”


Citizens United Political Victory Fund Endorses Conservative Kay Daly In North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District Primary Election

Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, issued the following statement endorsing longtime conservative leader Kay Daly in North Carolina’s 13th congressional district primary election.  CUPVF has also contributed $2,000 to Daly’s primary campaign effort.

“Citizens United Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Kay Daly for Congress because she is a courageous conservative change agent, plain and simple. When there are principled arguments to make and tough votes to take in Congress, I know Kay will stand tall every step of the way for meaningful conservative reform,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United.

“On First Amendment rights, I know I can trust Kay Daly. On 2nd Amendment rights, I know I can trust Kay Daly. If you believe - as I do - that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are under daily assault by liberals and must be steadfastly defended, Kay Daly is your candidate,” Bossie continued.

“I’ve known Kay Daly for 20 years and I know her as a determined leader who cares deeply for our country. I urge all voters in North Carolina’s 13th congressional district to cast their ballot for conservative candidate Kay Daly on June 7th,” Bossie concluded.


Citizens United President David N Bossie statement on President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination

“It’s disappointing that President Obama disregarded Vice President Biden’s advice from 1992 and refused to honor the decades long tradition of not putting forward a Supreme Court nomination during an election year. 

I have confidence that the Republican-controlled Senate, put in power by grassroots conservative voters, will stand strong for principle and precedent and not budge on this process until 2017.

Senators McConnell, Grassley and the rest of the Republican Senators must not allow the Supreme Court to drastically shift to the left by considering this nominee.

Furthermore, Merrick Garland would be a judicial activist who would seek to legislate from the bench, disregard the Constitution, and methodically hammer away at the Bill of Rights."

Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on today’s Joint Status Report in Citizens United’s FOIA Litigation

“In today’s filing, the State Department finally disclosed to the court that it located 2,000 “retired”, unsearched, and previously unknown records of former Secretary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills that may be responsive to our FOIA requests in this lawsuit.”

“With this 11th hour revelation, the State Department has missed its court ordered deadline to finish the production of documents in this case.”

“These newly discovered records could impact document production in other Citizens United FOIA lawsuits as well as cases involving other plaintiffs.”

“Citizens United first filed these FOIAs in 2014 and filed the lawsuit to pry the records loose in April 2015. These records pertain to Clinton donors Gilbert Chagoury and Rajiv Fernando.”

“The public has a right to inspect records that are in the possession of their government. These delay tactics by the Obama Administration look like nothing more than an assist to former Secretary Clinton.”

“This latest declaration is more of the constant “drip, drip, drip” that Judge Sullivan spoke of last week.”

Citizens United Demands Details of Bill Clinton’s 2012 “North Korea invitation”

In May 2012, Clinton Foundation Foreign Policy Advisor Amitabh Desai sent the attached email to State Department senior staff members Cheryl Mills, Jacob Sullivan, and Michael Fuchs with the subject line “North Korea invitation.”  The email chain makes clear that the invitation for President Bill Clinton “came via” Secretary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham.

The email chain from Desai states in pertinent part:

“Dear Cheryl, we’d welcome your feedback on the attached invitation – would USG have any concerns? Thanks, Ami”

“This came via Tony Rodham.”

The State Department declined to produce to Citizens United the referenced attachment which would seemingly provide details of the “North Korea invitation” in question.

“North Korea is a rogue regime that is a threat to the security of the civilized world. Now, with its nuclear test and subsequent rocket launch, North Korea has inserted itself into the 2016 U.S. presidential race. The Clinton Foundation and/or the State Department should immediately release the details of President Bill Clinton’s 2012 ‘North Korea invitation’ that is referenced in the attached State Department email that was obtained by Citizens United through a FOIA lawsuit over the summer of 2015,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United.

“The Clintons are longtime supporters of transparency in government and releasing these records would be consistent with their rhetoric. The public has a right to know the details of what North Korea was offering President Clinton,” Bossie continued.

“Similarly, Hillary Clinton is running for president of the United States and it’s in the public interest to know the extent of her brother’s relationship with North Korea and/or North Korea interests. How would this relationship impact Hillary Clinton’s decision making with respect to North Korea?” Bossie concluded.

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