January 6th panel preparing to subpoena Alex Jones
The U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack is preparing g to issue a subpoena to obtain the two years worth of texts and emails that were on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones‘ cell phone, which his own attorney accidentally sent to lawyers for the families of the Sandy Hook mass shooting. Jones is being sued for defamation and was told on the witness stand Wednesday of his attorney’s error.
“Now,” Rolling Stone reports in an exclusive, “the January 6th committee is preparing to request that data from the plaintiff attorneys in order to aid its investigation of the insurrection.”
Rolling Stone, which cites “a source familiar with the matter and another person briefed on it,” adds that “internal deliberations among the committee, which is probing former President Donald Trump’s role in causing the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, began within minutes of the lawyer’s revelation being heard on the trial’s livestream on Wednesday afternoon.”
Former prosecutor Tristan Snell surmised that both the House Select Committee and the Dept. of Justice might be “writing a letter to the Sandy Hook parents’ lawyers requesting they produce Alex Jones’s phone records.”
That error also appears to reveal Jones may have lied in court.
“12 days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent me an entire digital copy of your entire cell phone with every text message you’ve sent for the past two years,” attorney Mark Bankston told Jones, “and that is how I know you lied to me when you said you didn’t have text messages about Sandy Hook.”
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