Politico Playbook reports, SCOOP: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas unseen Trump tapes:
The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 sent a subpoena last week to ALEX HOLDER, a documentary filmmaker who was granted extensive access to President Donald Trump and his inner circle, and who shot interviews with the then-president both before and after Jan. 6. The existence of this footage is previously unreported.
A source familiar with the project told Playbook on Monday night that Holder began filming on the campaign trail in September 2020 for a project on Trump’s reelection campaign. Over the course of several months, Holder had substantial access to Trump, Trump’s adult children and VP Mike Pence, both in the White House and on the campaign trail.
According to the subpoena, which was obtained exclusively by Playbook, the committee wants three main things from Holder:
(1) Raw footage from Jan. 6.
(2) Raw footage of interviews from September 2020 to present with Trump, Pence, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Jared Kushner.
(3) Raw footage “pertaining to discussions of election fraud or election integrity surrounding the November 2020 presidential election.”
Holder is expected to fully cooperate with the committee in an interview scheduled for Thursday. Read the full subpoena
Since we scooped on Tuesday morning that documentarian ALEX HOLDER was subpoenaed by the House Jan. 6 committee seeking previously unreported footage he recorded over several months of full access to Donald Trump his adult kids and VP Mike Pence, more details have emerged about what’s on the tapes.
— CBS’ Bob Costa reports that Holder’s archive includes “11 hours of footage of interviews with members of the Trump family,” including the former president himself, recorded between September 2020 and January 2021. (That, of course, comes atop the many hours of footage Holder has that are not direct interviews with the Trumps.)
News: Filmmaker Alex Holder has 11 hours of footage of interviews with members of the Trump family from Sept. 2020-Jan. 2021, @CBSNews has learned. 11 hours of Trump family, straight to camera, which he has edited down for his series. He is cooperating with the @January6thCmte.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 21, 2022
— NYT’s Maggie Haberman was shown a portion of the footage featuring Ivanka Trump, in which she said her father must “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” because “the sanctity of our elections” was in question. Haberman writes that the clip is “striking for how it shows Ms. Trump using a different tone in describing her father’s efforts to overturn the outcome than she did in the portion of her deposition to the House committee that has been made public so far.” Stay tuned for more.
Ivanka Trump claimed to believe former President Donald Trump’s false voter-fraud theories in a December 2020 interview, directly contradicting her testimony to congressional investigators earlier this year, a new report says.
In April 2022, Trump had told the House committee investigating the Capitol riot that she had “accepted” former Attorney General Bill Barr’s assessment that Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud were wrong.
When asked if Barr’s statement on the subject affected her own perspective, she said it had, adding: “I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he was saying.” The pre-recorded testimony was played in the panel’s first public hearing earlier this month.
But according to The New York Times, Ivanka Trump told the documentary filmmaker Alex Holder on December 10, 2020 — nine days after Barr made the assessment that supposedly swayed her — that she supported her father’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.
“I think that, as the president has said, every single vote needs to be counted and needs to be heard, and he campaigned for the voiceless,” Ivanka Trump said after being asked for her take on Trump’s efforts, according to The Times.
“And I think a lot of Americans feel very, very disenfranchised right now, and really, question the sanctity of our elections, and that’s not right, it’s not acceptable.”
She then said her father would “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted and that’s what he should do.”
“And he has to take on this fight. Look, you fight for what you love the most and he loves this country and he loves this country’s people, and he wants to make sure that their voice is, is heard and not muted,” she said, according to The Times.
Footage of the December 2020 interview, which The Times obtained, was among the clips that Holder handed over to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack.
Holder interviewed several people close to Trump — Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner — after the 2020 election, as well as during and after the Capitol riot. His film was imagined as a legacy project for Trump, The Times reported.
“Legacy Project”? More like the Prosecution’s Exhibit “_”.
Ivanka Trump’s testimony to the January 6 committee was part of an eight-hour interview she voluntarily sat for in April. Donald Trump responded to her testimony by saying that she did not understand elections.
The Times reported, citing those close to Ivanka Trump, that she had attempted to distance herself from her father’s post-election plans.
Politico is reporting, Jan. 6 panel revises hearing schedule, citing new evidence:
Rep. Bennie Thompson, chair of the Jan. 6 select committee, said Wednesday that significant new streams of evidence have necessitated a change to the panel’s hearing schedule, including the potential for additional hearings.
After the committee’s Thursday hearing — which will focus on former President Donald Trump’s effort to deploy the Justice Department to help overturn the 2020 presidential election — House investigators will resume hearings in July, Thompson said.
Thompson (D-Miss.) cited newly received footage from documentarian Alex Holder, who had access to Trump and his family before and after Jan. 6; new documents from the National Archives; and a flood of new tips received during the committee’s first four public hearings.
Although panel leaders have only teased the possibility of two public hearings beyond Thursday’s, Thompson said they may add one or more hearings, depending on the evidence it collects in the coming weeks. The House is scheduled to leave town for two weeks beginning Friday and to return on July 12. Thompson said the panel’s hearings would likely resume “after the recess.”
However, Thompson cautioned that the hearings couldn’t be pushed back much further because the panel has to write its final report, which members expect to release in the fall.
Thompson said he has already viewed some of the footage provided by Holder, who is slated to privately speak with the select committee Thursday, though he hasn’t seen all of it yet. He described Holder’s footage as “important” but declined to elaborate.