It is being reported that the 1/6 Committee intends to subpoena the texts and emails of Alex Jones after his lawyer screwed up and sent them to the plaintiffs in his defamation case.
On Wednesday, Sandy Hook victims’ attorney Mark Bankston told Jones that his attorney had mistakenly sent Bankston three years worth of the conspiracy theorist’s emails and text messages copied from his phone.
Now — a source familiar with the matter and another person briefed on it tell Rolling Stone — the January 6th committee is preparing to request that data from the plaintiff attorneys in order to aid its investigation of the insurrection. These 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.
Not only is there proof that Alex Jones committed perjury, but the existence of his text messages at a time when messages are missing from the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense could be a giant gift to the 1/6 Committee and potentially the Justice Department.
Alex Jones had previously bragged about he was in communication with Trump and helped to coordinate and plan the 1/6 attack. Jones said in June of 2021, “Then the White House told me three days before, we’re going to have you lead the march. The Secret Service before Trump finishes thirty minutes before. We’ll lead you to a point, take you out of the front row, and lead you to the place where we want you to start the march, and then Trump will tell people go and I will meet you at the Capitol.”
If Jones’s text messages and emails back up his claims, Donald Trump could be in a great deal of trouble. When Alex Jones’s legal team screwed up, they may create a chain reaction that could cause significant problems for Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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