As with Iran, there was also an international component, with South Korea, Japan and a European agency joining with the United States to create an organization to implement the accord. However, the terms of the agreement are controversial and subject to scrutiny by the Republican-dominant U. Congress that began a series of congressional hearings in mid-January 1995.
As Iowa State University professor Young Whan Kihl noted in an article exploring the political ramifications: Since the “Agreed Framework” took the form of a presidential “executive agreement,” rather than a formal treaty (such as SALT I & II), the U. Senate did not need to give “advise and consent” under the U. Some congressmen and senators demanded that the “agreed framework” be treated as a formal treaty; this move was resisted by the Clinton Administration but, because of the budgetary and appropriation clauses of the agreement, the U. Congress was inevitably drawn into the process of implementation and verification of the agreement.
, which opens today, is about a pilot (played by Cruise) who becomes a drug smuggler for the CIA.
According to THR, the story is based on a conspiracy theory about drugs being flown into Mena, Arkansas in the days when Bill Clinton was Governor.
“This is a story I have been wanting to tell for a long time,” Cutler said, adding that he “fell in love” with Baker’s book when it came out in 2000.
Cutler calls Clinton’s impeachment “the origin story” that defines the political moment we live in.
Israel and to be directed and executive produced by Cutler, the political thriller, which is now casting, looks at how one of the nation’s biggest political scandals unfolded – from the revelation that President Clinton was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, through the political combat that saw Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Prosecutor Ken Starr, Congressman Bob Livingston and many others dominating the national headlines.
The series will take viewers inside Republican and Democrat war rooms, revealing the infighting among the President’s advisers, the secret back-channel negotiations between the White House and Congress, Tom De Lay’s strategy to force President Clinton out of office, and the Democrats’ pressure for Clinton to resign.
The scene was nixed from the Gary Spinelli-penned script because the producer and financier, Cross Creek Pictures, wanted to keep the film from being political, according to sources.The theory of the deal was that, with the plant shuttered and the plutonium under the close watch of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), North Korea would not be able to produce a bomb.There were also vague references in the text to improving relations and commerce. Just as with Obama’s Iran negotiations, Clinton structured the agreement so that it was not considered a treaty that would have required ratification by the Senate.Apparently, Clinton appeared in a draft of the script but the producers decided to cut the scene: Those hoping for some Clinton dirt will ultimately be disappointed.The filmmakers decided to cut a scene showing a young Clinton getting a lap dance at an Arkansas strip club.