Trump’s Inner Circle is Freaking Out Over Previously Unseen Documentary Footage — And the Jan 6 Committee Has It
While Donald Trump’s failed 2020 presidential campaign was underway, documentary director Alex Holder was able to shoot an amazing amount of footage right under the noses of those in Trump’s inner orbit while no one was seemingly aware of this. The footage hasn’t been aired. But thanks to the January 6 committee, which has subpoenaed the footage, that’s about to change.
And now the Trump camp is having a major freak out about what — or who might be on the footage, Uproxx reports.
Holder has “fully complied with all of the committee’s requests,” and I’m thinking this is going to be a fun party. The unseen footage includes Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka, and husband Jared Kushner, and even Mike Pence — all because Holder had “unprecedented access” since none of the brainiacs surrounding the then-president thought to warn his campaign team. They were, in fact, completely unaware of the footage until Tuesday morning, when Politico reported about the footage being subpoenaed.
Rolling Stone reports:
“In some of the highest ranks of the Trumpworld diaspora — including among several who testified before the Jan. 6 committee — news of the documentarian cooperating with the congressional panel (and also potentially having reams of behind-the-scenes footage of Trump’s crusade to nullify the 2020 election) came as a bizarre surprise. ‘What the f*ck is this?’ a former top Trump 2020 official messaged Rolling Stone on Tuesday after seeing the Politico item.”
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The committee is mining for any bit of footage it can find that’s connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building, and the fact that Holder managed to shoot so much footage under the collectively unaware noses of the Trump campaign may be a real blessing for the panel.
“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 in a statement, per Rolling Stone. “[We] wanted to better understand who the Trumps were and what motivated them to hold on to power so desperately.”
“Seriously, only Donald Trump could let someone shoot a documentary about him in the middle of an insurrection without telling anybody that, hey, we’re recording (alleged) crimes over here.”
If the old cliche “knowledge is power” is true, I hope this extra footage provides the committee with the knowledge and the power to do the right thing — including indicting those responsible for the attack on the U.S. Capitol building. And also including a certain former president.