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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Obama Fundraiser to Put Out Bin Laden Film Two Days Before Election

 

A movie depicting the manhunt for Osama bin Laden is set to be released on the National Geographic Channel two days before the general election, Yahoo! TV reports.

 

The film is being distributed by the Weinstein Company, whose co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, is a major Obama fundraiser. In August, he held a fundraising event for the president at his home in Connecticut.

The timing would suggest that the company is attempting to highlight a major moment in the Obama presidency just days before the election, though the company has not said as much.

“The events portrayed in the film were vetted by a team of experts, including a recently retired Navy SEAL, a top CIA operative and one of the most renowned bin Laden historians,” reads a press release for the film, called “Seal Team Six,” according to USA Today.

A trailer for the movie shows the training of Seal Team Six members, intelligence officers discussing strategy and shows a clip of President Obama briefly.

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