CNN Gets Clips From Roger Stone Documentary – Deadline

CNN Gets Clips From Roger Stone Documentary – Deadline

Wednesday’s January 6 Committee hearing may include clips from another documentary, this one about Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s informal adviser, in which he says ahead of the 2020 election, “Fuck voting. Let’s go straight to violence.”

CNN interviewed the Danish filmmakers behind the project and streamed some of the clips on Monday.

The filmmakers had been summoned by the committee earlier this year and reached an agreement to share some of the footage. They had been following Stone for several years for the documentary project, which has yet to be released.

In one of the clips, from months before the election, Stone talks about rejecting the results, predicting that the election “will not be normal,” and says, “If voters show up at the Electoral College, armed guards will kick them out. ”

In another clip, filmed the night before the election, Stone says, “Fuck voting, let’s go straight to violence…. He shoots to kill. See an Antifa, shoot to kill.” washington post reported tHat Stone then said, “Of course, I’m just kidding. We renounce violence completely. We totally renounce violence. The left is the only one dedicated to violence.” But later that day, according to the Post, Stone spoke again of clashes with leftist activists.

Christopher Guldbrandsen, director and producer of an announced storm, saying CNN’s Don Lemon that he and Frederik Marbell, the project’s director of photography, were questioned by the committee’s lawyers for four days in Copenhagen. They eventually agreed to provide the committee with eight minutes of material, including footage from the documentary and raw material.

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Guldbrandsen told Lemon that it was “very emblematic” that leaders of the Trump movement communicate in a way where they appear to be serious and then say they are joking. “I mean, is he kidding, or is he kidding?” he said.

“Stone, Trump, all these people, they say in advance what they’re going to do, but we find it very hard to really believe that they’re going to do it because it’s so outrageous,” he said.

In another clip, Stone talks about how important it is for Trump to declare victory on election night, even with the results “up in the air.” That is actually what happened, and four days later, Joe Biden was projected as the winner.

Guldbrandsen said the videos show Stone “smack in the middle” of a “conspiracy to nullify the election,” even months before voting began.

“When you look back in hindsight, you can see that it was actually what more or less developed,” Guldbrandsen said.

The filmmakers said they also met with an FBI special agent, but their request for all the footage was denied.

“I think that in a modern democracy, we each have our goals. The forces of order have theirs, and the journalists, we have ours. And we wanted to stay in our own lane,” Guldbrandsen said.

The filmmaker said that while the documentary examines Stone’s ties to the White House and to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, the project does not establish a link between the three. That has been the focus of the January 6 Committee as it tries to show how the attack on Capitol Hill on January 6 was premeditated and triggered by Trump’s election denialism.

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Stone was questioned by the committee in December.

The January 6 Committee previously obtained footage from another documentary, Alex Holder’s Without precedentswhich debuted over the summer on Discovery+.

Stone gave a statement to CNN, which Lemon read on air.

“I challenge the accuracy and authenticity of these videos and believe they have been selectively manipulated and edited. I also point out that filmmakers do not have the legal right to use them.

“How ironic that Kim Kardashian and I are subject to computer manipulated video on the same day. The excerpts you provided below prove nothing, certainly do not prove that I had anything to do with the events of January 6th. That said, it clearly shows that I advocated for legal, congressional and judicial options.”

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