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CBS News obtains images from documentary film footage given to Jan. 6 panel



CBS News obtains images from documentary film footage given to Jan. 6 panel

The House select committee looking into the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, is intensifying its investigation this week as new evidence surfaces.

This includes dozens of hours of video from filmmaker Alex Holder’s upcoming three-part documentary series, from which CBS News has obtained two images, including one of his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, being interviewed and another of her.

The former president and his daughter are shown in the photos talking with Holder as he probes Trump’s attempts to rig the 2020 election and asks them to consider the former president’s legacy and actions, according to a source close to the project, as per CBS News.

According to CBS News, Holder’s upcoming series is based on at least 11 hours of direct-to-camera interviews with the former president and his family as well as hours of film shot on the grounds of the Capitol during the attack on January 6, 2021.

The documentary project has shaken Trump’s inner circle this week, according to two former advisers to the Trump 2020 campaign, who also told CBS News that Holder, a British filmmaker who worked outside of official channels as he filmed the family, was given a high level of access.

Few people outside of the Trump family were aware of the project’s scope or the high level of access Holder did receive.

On Thursday, Holder is expected to attend a private deposition before the committee.

Ivanka Trump virtually testified before the Jan. 6 committee for several hours in April, and parts of her testimony have been presented this month during the committee hearings.

She stated in one video that she respected Attorney General Bill Barr and “accepted what he was saying” regarding the debunking of the allegations of voter fraud.

However, The New York Times claims that on December 10, 2020, Ivanka Trump advised her father to “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” since there were concerns over “the sanctity of our elections.” Days after Barr officially stated there was no widespread voter fraud, she made those remarks. The Times’ account has been confirmed by CBS News.

On Thursday, the committee will host its fifth recent public hearing, which is anticipated to center on Trump’s attempts to convince the Justice Department to support him in overturning the election.

Previous hearings focused on the Trump campaign’s use of phony electors, threats against state lawmakers and election officials, campaign to get Pence to reject electoral votes, and statements made by Trump officials to the then-president that it was early to declare victory and spread false claims that the vote was stolen.

After receiving “additional information” from documentary director Holder, committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson announced on Wednesday that two additional hearings are expected to take place in July.

Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin said Wednesday that while the committee wanted to have all the hearings in June, there has been a “deluge of new evidence since we got started.”

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