WASHINGTON – Lawyer for plaintiffs who suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Monday has turned over more than two years worth of text messages from Mr. Jones’ phone to the House committee investigating the case on Jan. 6. attack on Capitol, including reports that show Mr Jones was in touch with allies of former President Donald J. Trump.
But the files don’t seem to contain text messages from the very of committee interest: day of January 6, 2021 and weeks building up to attackaccording to people habitual with production of documents.
Although phone data has been received in mid 2021, most recent post is mid 2020 according to Mark Bankston, who presents Sandy Hook parents sue mr jones for slander for lies he spread about the 2012 school shooting. This period of time before Mr. Jones became involved in plans gather a crowd of Trump supporters in Washington on the march on Capitol when Mr. Trump fought for remain in office despite his defeat in the elections.
Text messages received by the committee on Monday – contained in big file of documents and more information from Mr. Jones’ phone – include those that indicate that Mr. Jones was in touch with Trump’s allies, an acquaintance with the messages said.
Mr. Bankston said they included lyrics with politician Roger J. Stone, Jr. Mr. Bankston received telephone data from Mr. Jones’ lawyers, who sent it to him by mistake.
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Out of almost 250 recipients of texts, most employees of Mr. Jones Information Wars business and contractors and members of his family is a little of who is involved in his company.
Delivery of the text messages were previously reported by CNN. In a court last a week in Texas, Mr. Bankston said he plans to turn over texts to the committee, who contacted him about receiving them, unless Judge Maya Guerra Gamble objected. Late on On Friday, the judge said she had no objection.
Mr Bankston said at the time that he heard from “various federal agencies and law enforcement agencies material.
The House Committee insisted on getting Mr. Jones’s texts. for months, saying they might be relevant to understanding him role in helping organize a rally on the Ellipse near the White House that preceded the riots. In November panel filed a subpoena to compel Mr. Jones to give evidence and reports related to January 6, including his phone records.
Committee also issued a subpoena for connection of Timothy D. Enlow, who worked as a bodyguard for Mr. Jones on January 6.
Mr Jones and Mr Enlow sued in an attempt to block committee subpoenas. Mr. Jones was finally brought before panel in January and then said he exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-accusation almost 100 times.
Although Mr. Jones refused share information with committee, he said that the committee already received text messages from him.
According to a Jan. 6 committee, Mr. Jones helped arrange a donation from Julie Jenkins Fancelli, heiress to the Publix Super Markets fortune, to provide what he described as “80 percent” of financing for rally on January 6 and indicated that White House officials told him that he should lead march to the Capitol, where Mr. Trump will speak.
Mr Jones and Mr Stone also were among group of Trump allies meeting in and around or at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, which some Trump advisers viewed as a war room for their efforts to recruit members of Congress objects to the certification of the Electoral College.