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Jan. 6 panel to receive Trump family footage from 2020 election and Capitol insurrection

June 21, 2022 Updated Tue., June 21, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.

Then-President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows at the White House in 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/TNS)
Then-President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows at the White House in 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/TNS)
By Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — British filmmaker Alex Holder on Tuesday complied with a subpoena to turn over to the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021, documentary footage he filmed during the final six weeks of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign along with footage of the attack on the Capitol.

The footage includes exclusive interviews with President Trump, his children Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Vice President Mike Pence.

The videos could give the committee a never-before-seen view of the president and vice president’s thoughts and actions before and after the election.

“As a British filmmaker, I had no agenda coming into this. We simply wanted to better understand who the Trumps were and what motivated them to hold onto power so desperately,” Holder said in a statement. “We have dutifully handed over all the materials the Committee has asked for and we are fully cooperating.”

Holder said he will sit for a deposition Thursday, the date of the next scheduled committee hearing.

The footage, which Holder said he did not previously have legal permission to release, will be part of a series titled “Unprecedented,” scheduled to be released in three parts this summer on a streaming service Holder did not name.

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