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A video of former US President Donald Trump speaking is displayed on June 13 as the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation. Photo: AP

Trump documentary maker ‘has armed guards for protection’ after giving evidence to January 6 committee

  • Britain’s Alex Holder said he has armed guards who follow him ‘everywhere’
  • He said some believe he is ‘an undercover FBI agent, some think I’m an MI6 spy, there are all sorts of conspiracies and threats coming through’
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A British documentary maker who filmed the Trump family in the lead-up to his 2020 election defeat told the BBC that two armed guards now travel with him for protection.

“My life changed about a week ago in that I now literally have two armed guards outside this studio right now that follow me around everywhere,” said Alex Holder during the interview on Wednesday.

Holder, who has testified to the House January 6 committee about hours of footage he shot before the election, said he has become the centre of conspiracy theories since giving evidence.

“Apparently, according to some, I’m an undercover FBI agent, some think I’m an MI6 spy,” Holder said. “There are all sorts of conspiracies and threats that are coming through.”

Donald Trump, then president, during a campaign event in Florida in 2020. Photo: Getty Images/TNS

Holder released footage of former President Donald Trump talking about the 2020 election in Georgia. In the clip, then-President Trump describes Georgia’s secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, both Republicans, as “stupid people”.

Trump also appears to refer to the elections as “meaningless”.

The footage prompted Fulton County District Attorney’s Office to contact Holder about cooperating with a Georgia grand jury. He will provide video footage to the grand jury and will testify next month as part of an investigation into whether Trump interfered with Georgia’s 2020 election.

Holder has also agreed to cooperate with the January 6 House committee, having been subpoenaed in regard to footage and interviews he shot for his Discovery+ documentary, called “Unprecedented”.

US House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney during the ongoing investigation into what happened at Capitol Hill in January 2021. File photo: TNS

Holder has already spoken to the committee privately, but he could testify publicly in mid-July, Rolling Stone reported.

“I record history, I will provide any committee or investigation what they need in order to do their investigation,” Holder told BBC News.

According to Rolling Stone, the security detail was provided by Discovery+. His spokesperson told the media outlet that the measures were pre-emptive and not related to any specific threats.

Holder’s documentary will air on Discovery+ later this year.


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Speaking on the outlet’s podcast, Skullduggery, Holder said the Trump family agreed to be filmed for the documentary because they were “very, very confident they were going to win the election,” Insider’s Cheryl Teh reported.

Holder described the January 6th insurrection as Trump’s “last hurrah”, he said during the podcast. “He had this ridiculous idea that intervening in this ceremonial process of certifying these results could somehow prevent President Biden from being inaugurated.”

Read the original article on Business Insider