DOCUMENTS SHOW FBI’S ROLE IN PRODUCING FILM ON MARK FELT, WHO BETRAYED BUREAU IN WATERGATE SCANDAL | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DOCUMENTS SHOW FBI’S ROLE IN PRODUCING FILM ON MARK FELT, WHO BETRAYED BUREAU IN WATERGATE SCANDAL

Set in the aftermath of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s death, 2017’s “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” was a historical thriller about the new FBI leadership and how it came to terms with Hoover’s passing as well as Watergate.

The film followed Felt as he betrayed the FBI by leaking to reporters and becoming the notorious “Deep Throat.”

It boasted an A-list cast that included Liam Neeson as Felt and Diane Lane as his wife, yet the film garnered mixed reviews and performed dismally at the box office.

The film’s release was timed to capitalize on public interest in the now-fading Russiagate allegations, and the producers seemed more interested in playing into the contemporary political narrative than with an accurate presentation of very important historical events.

Producers were supported by the FBI, who recently released a cache of documents in response to a FOIA request on the support they provided to the movie.

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