EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton may have turned down Dinesh D’Souza and the producers of the upcoming docu America but fellow potential 2016 Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul answered the call. Unlike the former Secretary of State, the Kentucky Republican appears in the follow-up to 2012’s 2016: Obama’s America, the second-highest-grossing political documentary of all time. “We wanted to have several of the leading contenders for 2016 be a part of the conversation,” producer Gerald Molen told me. “So we invited several leaders including Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul.”
In this clip from the John Sullivan co-directed pic, which comes out later this week in Atlanta and Houston and then goes wide on July 2, Rand joins D’Souza slamming the government’s relentless legal battle against Aaron Swartz:
The Reddit co-founder and internet activist hanged himself at age 26 in January 2013 after being indicted on 13 counts of computer crimes following his 2011 arrest for accessing a swath of academic journals from MIT’s servers. “I wanted to share the story of Aaron Swartz in order to help Americans to recognize the kind of power that our government has over us and how they can use that power,” says D’Souza. “Americans across the spectrum should unite against this kind of heavy- handed abuse of power.”
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