CNN Films has decided not to go forward with their highly-anticipated documentary on Hillary Clinton after the director stepped down from the project, citing pressure from both sides of the political aisle.
A spokesperson for CNN Worldwide explained, "Charles Ferguson has informed us that he is not moving forward with his documentary about Hillary Clinton ... [W]e won't seek other partners and are not proceeding with the film."
a blog for the Huffington Post today, where he said that pressure from Clinton aides and supporters -- as well as from the Republican National Committee -- led to many interview subjects and sources shying away from him.
He wrote, "When I approached people for interviews, I discovered that nobody, and I mean nobody, was interested in helping me make this film. Not Democrats, not Republicans -- and certainly nobody who works with the Clintons, wants access to the Clintons, or dreams of a position in a Hillary Clinton administration."
The project's announcement drew immediate ire from the RNC, which voted to ban CNN (and NBC, who is planning a fictionalized-version of Clinton's life) from hosting or sponsoring Republican primary debates.