New HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp

July 30, 2020
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HBO on Tuesday will premiere "The Swamp," a new documentary film offering "a look behind the curtain of Washington politics," including in-depth interviews with three GOP congressmen, the premium network said in Wednesday release.

Among other topics, the documentary tackles what it means to "drain the swamp," a favorite phrase of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGovernors' approval ratings drop as COVID-19 cases mount Gohmert says he will take hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment Virginia governor, senators request CDC aid with coronavirus outbreak at immigrant detention facility MORE's, for Republican Reps. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence Five takeaways as panel grills tech CEOs New HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' MORE (Fla.), Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieNew HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future Nicholas Sandmann announces settlement with Washington Post in defamation lawsuit MORE (Ky.), and Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckFive takeaways as panel grills tech CEOs New HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' Senate Homeland Security committee advances bill to ban TikTok from government devices MORE (Colo.).

"If people are going to drain the swamp like the president wants to do, they need better information ... about how this place is broken," Massie says in the documentary. "And that's my mission in Congress."

"The film offers exclusive access to the House floor in the midst of major breaking news events including the Mueller Report, and President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings, and presents a unique and never before seen portrait inside the walls of the United States of America’s Capital," an HBO spokesperson told The Hill.

Directors Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme, the minds behind the 2017 documentary "Get Me Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneNew HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Brawls on Capitol Hill on Barr and COVID-19 Democrats blister Barr during tense hearing MORE," interview Gaetz, Massie, Buck and others as they deliberate policy and achieving success "through bi-partisan government cooperation and reform of the status quo."

"I didn't run as someone to unify Washington, I ran to change Washington," Gaetz says in the film, which is slated to debut on HBO Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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