The House Select Committee investigating the Jan 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has obtained approximately two years’ worth of text messages sent and received by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, CNN reported Monday.
The messages were handed over to the committee by Mark Bankston, the attorney who represented two Sandy Hook parents who successfully sued Jones in Texas last week, CNN reports.
Bankston, who won nearly $50 million in penalties for the Sandy Hook parents in their defamation suit against Jones, received the contents of the phone after Jone’s lawyers mistakenly sent them to him. The data is now in possession of the Jan 6 panel.
Jones had previously bragged about “pleading the Fifth” more than 100 times when he was interviewed by the Jan 6 panel earlier this year.
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