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Justice Department subpoenas filmmaker who documented Jan. 6, interviewed Trump

The Department of Justice is subpoenaing a filmmaker who was documenting the Trump family around the time of the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots. 

Officials with the Justice Department have issued a subpoena to Alex Holder — a British filmmaker — for all footage related to “Unprecedented,” a movie he was crafting at the time of the riots.

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Rioters loyal to then-President Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

Rioters loyal to then-President Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Holder reportedly shot interviews with Trump and his inner circle both before and after the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

“In accordance with the attached definitions and instructions, you, Alex Holder, are hereby required to produce the following items in your possession, custody, or control: Any raw footage you or your colleagues took in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021,” the subpoena, first reported by Politico, states.

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AJH Films documentary filmmaker and founder Alex Holder attends Vox Media's 2022 Code Conference - Day 2 on Sept. 7, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.

AJH Films documentary filmmaker and founder Alex Holder attends Vox Media’s 2022 Code Conference – Day 2 on Sept. 7, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Vox Media)

Holder’s filming of “Unprecedented” provided him with unique access to then-President Trump, his family and his staff.

Holder was previously subpoenaed for the same materials by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots in June of this year.

He complied quickly with the previous House Committee subpoena, saying in a statement, “When we began this project in September 2020, we could have never predicted that our work would one day be subpoenaed by Congress.”

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Former President Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at the Minden Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nevada, on Oct. 8, 2022. 

Former President Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at the Minden Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nevada, on Oct. 8, 2022. 
(AP Photo/José Luis Villegas, Pool, File)

He added, “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. We have dutifully handed over all the materials the Committee has asked for, and we are fully cooperating.”

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

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