Investigating allegations against Donald Trump is different from an investigation of almost anyone else on the planet, in at least one major way: between television appearances, records of official phone calls, broadcasts of live speeches, and his own social media, a perhaps-unprecedented amount of everything Trump says or does is on the record. Now, the January 6th Committee has received one more set of records, documenting Trump and his family and inner circle in the weeks between his election loss and the January 6th attack on democracy.
Politico obtained a copy of a new subpoena the House Select Committee issued to Alex Holder, a documentary filmmaker who was following Trump’s last days in office. Holder was reportedly filming Trump starting in September 2020, and had access to Trump, his adult children, Mike Pence, and others around the then-president.
The subpoena reportedly asks for raw footage, including interviews with Trump, Pence, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared, and Trump’s two eldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric.
Though some individuals who’ve been hit with subpoenas have resisted complying with the January 6th Committee, Holder has already announced that he’s turned over the requested material.
My statement in response to being subpoenaed by Congress: pic.twitter.com/LOY53rEynI
— Alex Holder (@alexjholder) June 21, 2022
He said that the footage turned over includes “never-before-seen footage of the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol,” as well as interviews with the above-named individuals, before and after January 6th.
He adds that he did not previously have the legal freedom to speak about the footage publicly, due to the series being sold to a streaming service, and that he has an agreement to speak to the January 6th Committee himself on Thursday.
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