Did Barack Obama and his Netflix buddies finance Volodymyr Zelensky’s Presidential campaign in 2016?
Riss Flex reports the streaming-service giant purchased the rights in 2016 to an obscure Ukrainian TV series starring then-comedian Zelensky. The $11 million purchase was highly suspicious, since Netflix does not invest in a lot of Ukrainian TV shows. The rights expired in 2021, but were renewed in March 2022, shortly after the Russia invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, back in the States, Netflix cut an undisclosed deal with Barack and Michelle Obama in 2018, despite their lack of experience in the film industry. That was on top of a massive $65 million book deal that Penguin Random House paid the Obamas earlier that year. Flex elaborates, plus also reports on the Obama Administration’s ties to the hideout house where Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested.