The Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee has asked the attorney representing the family of a Sandy Hook victim in a defamation suit against Alex Jones to turn over text messages from the Infowars founder.
Attorney Mark Bankston said in court Thursday that the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot requested the records.
The request follows Bankston on Wednesday saying in the Texas court hearing the multi-million dollar defamation suit that Jones’ attorneys had mistakenly turned over two years worth of his phone records and accusing Jones of perjury – based on previous statements he made under oath that seemed to be contradicted by the cell records.
"Did you know 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?" Bankston asked Jones.
Jones met virtually with the Jan. 6 committee in January. The committee has shown several clips of Jones throughout their live hearings.
Jones is on trail in connection with saying the December 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut, in which 20 students and six adults died, never happened. He has apologized for making the comments prior to the trial and in court.
The shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, United States, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people. Twenty of the victims were children between six and seven years old,
The committee reportedly already planned to subpoena Jones' text and email records.