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January 6 panel has new Trump Capitol Riot footage

The committee investigating the riots at the US Capitol on January 6 last year will be shown never-before seen footage of Donald Trump and his inner circle before and after the Capitol building was stormed by his supporters.

June 22, 2022
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New footage of former US President Donald Trump and his inner circle taken both before and after January 6, 2021, is now in the possession of the House committee investigating the deadly attack on the Capitol.

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The revelation of the never-before-seen footage came to light on Tuesday when British filmmaker Alex Holder revealed he had complied with a congressional subpoena to turn over all of the footage he shot in the final weeks of Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.

“When we began this project in September 2020, we could have never predicted that our work would one day be subpoenaed by Congress,” Holder wrote on Twitter.

The filmmaker said the footage includes exclusive interviews with Trump, his children and then-Vice President Mike Pence while on the campaign trail as well as before and after the insurrection on the Capitol.

The first senior leaders of the Trump campaign heard about the documentary was Tuesday morning when the project was first reported by Politico, according to two former officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the group’s reaction.

The series, which has been titled Unprecedented, had been purchased by a streaming service and was scheduled to be released in three parts later this year, Holder wrote.

The news of the footage also came as members of the committee held its fourth public hearing, this time focused on how Trump’s relentless pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election led to widespread threats against local election workers and state officials.

Congressman Jamie Raskin one of the members of the panel, said he had been contacted personally by a person who had knowledge of the footage and that is when the committee decided to issue its subpoena.

“I’ve not seen it yet but I know it exists,” Raskin said.

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