Michael Moore cannot catch a break from the Federal government.
Federal officials are allegedly planning to subpoena filmmaker Moore when he sought information in Cuba for his documentary, “Sicko,” a source close to the situation said to Reuters on Friday.
On NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Moore announce at the TV studio in Burbank, California, that a subpoena had already been issued.
The actual events known are that the office of Moore’s attorney, David Boies, was contacted by a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce seeking the name of a person who would accept a subpoena on Moore’s behalf.
“Sicko” is a heart wrenching look at the systematic failures of the entire healthcare system in the United States, and the people affected in various nightmarish situations.
Moore took some 9/11 workers from the New York World Trade Center following the September 11 attacks, for treatment in Cuba.
In May, Reuters reported that the U.S. Treasury Department informed Moore it was investigating his trip to the communist state “as a potential violation of Washington’s long-standing embargo restricting U.S. citizens’ travel to the communist nation.”
Moore responded: “I have broken no laws, and I have nothing to hide.”
“Sicko” contrasts and compares the U.S. health-care system with countries like Cuba that offer universal health care.
The Weinstein Company, the studio behind “Sicko,” declined to comment on a possible subpoena.
Reuters claims that the Weinstein Co. “plans to donate 11 percent of the movie’s box office on August 11 to a fund to help rescue workers suffering from ailments relating to their work at Ground Zero.”
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