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Proud Boys Extremists Get Role Via Film in First Jan. 6 Hearing

  • Opening hearing Thursday will showcase documentarian
  • Filmmaker recorded group members before and during assault
Filmmaker Nick Quested

Filmmaker Nick Quested

Photographer: Mike Pont/Getty Images

The House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol will featuring a British filmmaker who interacted with the far-right group Proud Boys before and during the riot as one of its witnesses Thursday night.

The committee announced Tuesday that Nick Quested would appear in person for the prime-time opening hearing. Footage by Quested and his crew that was previously released by federal prosecutors includes an encounter between long-time Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and Stewart Rhodes, the founder of another group, Oath Keepers, in a Washington parking garage the day before the assault.