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Documentarian subpoenaed in Georgia election fraud investigation

Incident Details

Date of Incident
June 28, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia

Subpoena/Legal Order

Legal Orders
Legal Order Target
Legal Order Venue
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A portion of the subpoena issued to filmmaker Alex Holder on June 28, 2022, by Georgia prosecutors seeking testimony and footage gathered for his documentary “Unprecedented." (SCREENSHOT)

June 28, 2022

Alex Holder, a documentary filmmaker, complied with a subpoena issued on June 28, 2022, by the District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, as part of an investigation into election fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

CNN reported that the subpoena was issued as part of a special grand jury investigation into Trump’s alleged interference in attempts to overturn the state’s election results.

According to a copy of the subpoena obtained by Politico, investigators demanded testimony and all video footage and other materials related to Holder’s documentary, “Unprecedented,” which followed the-President Donald Trump during his 2020 reelection campaign. Holder, who was filming in Georgia for the film, confirmed he complied with the order during an interview with MSNBC.

Holder previously complied with a June 2022 subpoena from the House committee investigating the Capitol riots. In December, a spokesperson for Holder told The Hill he would cooperate with another subpoena issued by the Department of Justice for materials and testimony related to the Jan. 6 attack.

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