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Panel asked for Alex Jones text on Jan. 6, Sandy Hook's attorney says

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys representing the parents of the two conspiracy theorists Alex Jones sued over false claims about the Sandy Hook massacre said Thursday to a House member on Jan. 6. He said the Board requested two years' worth of records. From Jones' phone.

Attorney Mark Bankston said in court that the commission investigating the attack on the Capitol had requested digital records.

The House Committee did not immediately return requests for comment.

The day before, Bankston alleged in court that Jones' attorney had mistakenly sent Bankston texts from Jones' cell phone from the past two years. clarified.

Jones' attorney, he said, Andino Reynal sought a refusal for transferring the records in error and that they should have been returned and all copies destroyed.

He accused Bankston of trying to perform "for a national audience". Raynal said the material included a copy of his review of his messages over the course of six months from late 2019 to his first quarter of 2020. He missed an opportunity to properly demand the return of the records.

"Mr. Raynal uses fig leaves to cover up his mistakes," Bankston said.

Bankston said the records mistakenly sent to him included the medical records of plaintiffs in other lawsuits against Jones.

"Mr. Jones and His intimate messages with Roger Stone are unprotected," Bankston said, referring to a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump. Citing sources, reported that on Wednesday night, the 6 January committee prepared to request data from the parents' attorneys to support the investigation. of deadly riots.

A jury in Austin, Texas is in control to determine how much money Jones should pay to the parents of the children killed in the 2012 school shooting.

Last month, the House Jan 6 Committee displayed graphic and violent text messages, right-wing figures including Jones.and others vowed that Jan. 6 would be the day they fought for Trump.

Commission on Jan. 6  35} first filed a subpoena against Jones in November, demanding depositions and documents related to his efforts to spread misinformation about the 2020 election and rallies about the election. did. day of the attack.

In the subpoena, Democratic Speaker Benny Thompson said Jones helped organize his Jan. 6 rally in Ellipse ahead of the uprising. He also wrote that Jones repeatedly promoted Trump's false allegations of election fraud, urging his audience to go to Washington for a rally and march from Ellipse to the Capitol. wrote, "made remarks implying that you knew about President Trump's plans for the rally."

The nine-member committee was particularly interested in what Jones said shortly after Trump's December 19, 2020 tweet. Jan. 6

"You attended his InfoWars on the same day and called the tweet 'his one of the most historic events in American history,'" the letter continued.

In January Jones was dismissed by the committee at his hour-long virtual meeting, in which he exercised his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination "nearly 100 times." said.