Dallas, Texas The House Jan. 6 committee has sought two years’ worth of documents from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ phone, according to an attorney for two parents who sued Jones for his erroneous claims about the Sandy Hook massacre.
The committee looking into the attack on the US Capitol has demanded the digital data, according to attorney Mark Bankston in court.
Requests for comments from the House committee were not immediately answered.
An attorney for Jones accidentally sent Bankston the last two years’ worth of texts from Jones’ cellphone a day earlier, according to Bankston revealed in court.
Because the data were transferred in error, Jones’ attorney Andino Reynal asked for a mistrial and claimed that any copies of the original documents should have been destroyed.
He charged that the Bankston was making an effort to perform for a large crowd. Reynal stated that the materials contained a review copy of text messages from late 2019 through the first quarter of 2020 spread over a period of six months.
The Sandy Hook parents’ legal representatives said that they adhered to Texas civil rules of evidence and that the Jones legal representatives missed their opportunity to appropriately request the return of the information.
According to Bankston, Mr. Reynal is utilizing a fig leaf to conceal his own wrongdoing.
Bankston claimed that some medical records of plaintiffs in other lawsuits against Jones were included in the records that were unintentionally given to him.
Roger Stone, the longstanding ally of former President Donald Trump, and Mr. Jones are not protected, according to Bankston.
According to unnamed sources cited by Rolling Stone on Wednesday night, the committee charged with investigating the deadly incident on January 6 was getting ready to ask the parents’ attorneys for information.
Because Infowars repeatedly made false assertions that the shooting was a fake made up by proponents of gun control, a jury in Austin, Texas, is currently deliberating on how much Jones should pay to the parents of a kid slain in the 2012 school shooting.
Last month, the House Jan. 6 committee broadcast recordings of right-wing figures, the including Jones, and others promising to fight for Trump on January 6 in addition to explicit and violent text messages.
The Jan. 6 committee first subpoenaed Jones demanded a deposition from him in November and documents pertaining to his efforts to smear the 2020 election and a demonstration on the day of the attack.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman, said in the subpoena letter that Jones was involved in planning the Ellipse demonstration on January 6 that before the uprising. He added that Jones frequently encouraged his listeners to attend Trump’s event in Washington and march from the Ellipse to the Capitol while promoting his phony claims of election fraud. Thompson also said that Jones’ comments suggested you were aware of the plans the president had for the rally.
The nine-member panel was particularly interested in what Jones had to say soon after Trump’s now-famous tweet from December 19, 2020, telling his followers to be there because January 6 “will be wild!”
The next day, you appeared on InfoWars and criticized the tweet. The letter went on to describe one of the most important moments in American history.
In a virtual meeting that lasted hours and during which Jones claimed to have used his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination approximately 100 times, the committee deposed him in January.