ABC 4 Corners take note - 'The Plot Against The President', the true story behind your Russia collusion invention
From Hollywood Reporter;
Amanda Milius, whose father is ‘Apocalypse Now’ screenwriter John Milius, shot in secret ‘The Plot Against the President,’ with participants including Devin Nunes, Rudy Giuliani and Roger Stone.
There’s a hush-hush Russiagate documentary on the horizon from a director who hails from Hollywood royalty. But this one makes the case for President Trump.
Amanda Milius, daughter of legendary screenwriter-director John Milius and a State Department alum, has directed The Plot Against the President, based on Lee Smith’s 2019 best-seller of the same name.
Milius, who optioned the book in manuscript form last summer and stepped down in early March from her post as the deputy assistant secretary for content in the State Department’s Bureau of Global Public Affairs, began working on the doc in secrecy shortly thereafter. Over the past three months, she interviewed Russiagate critics including Rep. Devin Nunes, Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Mike Cernovich and Roger Stone as well as Gen. Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell.
Milius’ father, the screenwriter of such classics as Apocalypse Now and Dirty Harry, is such a larger-than-life figure in Hollywood that he has inspired characters in at least two films: The Big Lebowski (played by John Goodman) and Zeroville (Seth Rogen). His politics have long deviated from the industry’s centrist Democratic leanings (he and Charlton Heston served on the board of the NRA at the same time). Amanda, who attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and worked in the film industry for a decade, shares his pro-Trump sentiments.
"Weirdly, I've had random people in and out of L.A. claim my father somehow got me my job in politics when I began working for the administration, which is really odd," she tells THR. "I never got accused of nepotism in Hollywood, which is where it lives, you'd think. But that's definitely not what happened. I walked into a campaign office and volunteered. My dad is not buddies with the president. He loves him. But they don't know each other. Though they would absolutely get along. Actually, my dad would make a great defense secretary. Full Dr. Strangelove energy."