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Images from Alex Holder’s Jan. 6 documentary show interviews with Donald and Ivanka Trump

Images from Alex Holder's Jan. 6 documentary show interviews with Donald and Ivanka Trump

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol is ramping up its investigation this week as new evidence emerges, including dozens of hours of footage from filmmaker Alex Holder’s upcoming three-part documentary series, from which CBS News has obtained two images, including a still photograph of former President Donald Trump and another of his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, being interviewed.

One person close to the project said the images capture both the former president and his daughter sitting for interviews with Holder as he delved into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and asked them to reflect on the former president’s conduct and legacy.

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Alex Holder interviews President Trump. 

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Alex Holder interviews Ivanka Trump. 

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CBS News has confirmed that Holder’s upcoming series is based on at least 11 hours of straight-to-camera interviews of both the former president and his family, along with hours of footage captured on the Capitol grounds during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack.

CBS News has also learned, according to two former advisers to the Trump 2020 campaign, that the documentary project has rocked Trump’s inner circle this week since few people outside of the Trump family were aware of its scope and the high level of access granted to Holder, a British filmmaker who worked outside of official channels as he filmed the family.

Holder is scheduled to appear for a private deposition before the committee on Thursday.

Ivanka Trump appeared virtually before the Jan. 6 committee in April for several hours and parts of her testimony have been played during the committee’s hearings this month. In one clip, she said she respected Attorney General Bill Barr and “accepted what he was saying” that the claims of voter fraud were false. 

But, according to The New York Times, Ivanka Trump told the film crew on Dec. 10, 2020, that her father should “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” because there were questions about “the sanctity of our elections.” She made those comments days after Barr publicly declared there was no widespread voter fraud. CBS News has confirmed the Times’ account. 

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