Jan 6 Committee Obtains Unseen Documentary Footage
Jan. 6 Committee Obtains Unseen Documentary Footage
The January 6 committee has obtained new unseen documentary footage that includes video of Trump family members and White House officials.
British documentary filmmaker Alex Holder has announced that he has cooperated with a subpoena issued by the committee on January 6 to hand them previously unseen footage of former President Donald Trump during the lead-up to the insurgency. The subpoena required Holder to hand over the footage.
During the course of directing a documentary series about the former president's bid for reelection in 2020, Holder was granted access to Trump, as well as members of Trump's family and colleagues.
He added that the film he turned up included interviews with Trump and his family conducted prior to the election, as well as footage of the Capitol riot that had never been seen before.
Holder added that his team had no clue that their work would be subpoenaed by Congress when they started the project in September of 2020, but they are participating fully with the investigation and are providing all of the requested information.
The committee issued a subpoena to Holder last week in order to obtain raw footage related to the following three topics: the events of January 6, discussions about the integrity of the 2020 election, and interviews with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and several members of the Trump family from September 2020 to the present day.
According to Rolling Stone, members of Trump's inner circle were surprised by both Holder's participation and the footage itself. The magazine claims that some former Trump reelection campaign employees have stated that they were unaware that the documentary on his reelection campaign was being made in the first place, and that they only found out about it after reading the Politico piece about the subpoena.