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Jan. 6 Commission Wants Alex Jones Text Messages, Lawyer Says

WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol , a text message fromAlex Jones. He is a far-right broadcaster, a conspiracy theorist, and a lawyer representing two of his parents who are suing him for making false statements about . The 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting was confirmed in court on Thursday.

Attorney Mark Bankston, representing the parents of student Jesse Lewis, who was killed in the massacre, told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, who is presiding over the trial in Austin, Texas, that he “We have requests,” he said. Provides records from various federal agencies and law enforcement agencies.

"I will do so at once, unless it is ruling from you that 'I cannot do that, Mr. Bankston,'" he said.

Bankston has made it clear that he has received a request from the House panel and intends to comply.

Bill Ogden, who is on the legal team representing Lewis' parents, confirmed to CBS News that they have been contacted by the special committee but have not received a subpoena. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a member of the committee, told Sirius/XM in an interview aired on Friday that House investigators continue their interview with Jones, noting new developments in his "communications."

Jones' "advocacy for violence ... obviously played a part in the 6th," she said. "We want to know more about it."

Bankston said in court Wednesday that Jones' attorney, Andino Raynal, had stolen two years' worth of his client's cell phone a few weeks earlier. This disclosure prompted Raynal to file a dubious claim and force a judge to order him to return the documents to Bankston and destroy what he had in his custody. I asked.

Mr. Raynal said Mr. Jones' legal team was "extremely concerned about the records that were disclosed," citing, among other things, medical records that were included in a tranche of misdirected documents.

Bankston, however, in rebutting Raynal's demands, "put a fig leaf on his own wrongdoing," and "a complete breach of his own duty to his customers." accused the other party of being

Bankston said he had not yet received a subpoena seeking records, but predicted Gamble could receive one soon.

"They are going now," she said to Raynal. "They know about them, they know they exist, they know you have them. I think they'll get there either way."

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, sued Jones and his company, InfoWars parent company Free Speech Systems, for defamation in 2018. In phase, deliberations by thejury are underway as to how much damages Jones will have to pay Heslin and Lewis. The pair are seeking at least $150 million in compensatory damages. 

Jones, both on his show and on his website, said Sandy's hook massacre, which killed 20 children and his six adults, was a "huge hoax." , has repeatedly claimed to be a "false flag" devised by the US government. A “deep state” for tougher gun control. He also falsely claimed that family members whose loved ones were killed in the shooting were government officials. 

Heslin and Lewis both 54} explained in detail. Jones on Tuesday confirmed that the shooting was "100% real."

Scott MacFarlane and Ellis Kim contributed to this report.

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