We could soon find out if Trump and his family’s thirst for attention helped a filmmaker capture Trump’s election scheme in real time.
But in terms of his potential civil and criminal liability, the House committee hearings on January 6 seem to pose the biggest threat to Trump. And it may ultimately be seen that Trump’s conceit has consequences by the disclosure that he and his family had a camera crew nearby both before and after the attack on January 6, as per MSNBC reported.
On “The ReidOut” on Thursday, British filmmaker Alex Holder said that while recording the election was always the goal, “what happened during the election campaign wasn’t necessarily anticipated.” Holder spent months capturing the Trump family in 2020 and 2021.
The footage from Holder’s forthcoming Trump family documentary was subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee earlier this week. He reportedly gave a lengthy witness statement to the committee on Thursday.
He gave “The ReidOut” a preview of what was to happen later that day.
In the video clip (above), Trump sits like he’s making a confessional for reality TV and blathers on about how the 2020 election was rigged. In December 2020, March 2021, and May 2021, Trump took part interviews.
In the interview from 2020, Trump attacked Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, whom Trump is said to have instructed to exert pressure on the Georgia Legislature to reject the state’s presidential election results.
“We have a governor — the poor guy doesn’t know what the hell is happening,” Trump said, adding that Kemp, a Republican, has “lost control of the state” to Democrat Stacey Abrams.
Since my last check, Kemp has retained his post as governor of Georgia, despite using questionable methods, and he has never given it to Stacey Abrams. Trump once again lies.
Trump then attacked Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of Georgia, who he had attempted to convince to intervene in the 2020 election. In the interview, Trump refers to him as a “hard-headed rock” for not pursuing his claims of election fraud.
The interview was recorded one month before Trump was caught on camera pleading with Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 extra votes that would help him dishonestly win the Georgia election and the same month that Trump appeared to threaten Raffensperger and Kemp with jail time for rejecting his electoral plan.
Trump refers to the two men as “stupid people” in his parting remarks at the end of the video.
It is clear that Kemp and Raffensperger made the right decision by refusing to support Trump’s irrational coup attempt. Trump had substantial proof from campaign and Justice Department officials that the claims he makes in Holder’s interview are false, according to the Jan. 6 committee’s evidence. Officials reportedly informed him that he would likely lose the 2020 election, refuted his claims of voter fraud, and warned him against trying to invalidate the results of the vote.
Trump may be held accountable for everything he has said and done that supports that lie. It’s possible that Trump’s desire for attention and admiration will be his downfall in this scenario. If so, his nightmare political career would come to a fitting end.