The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection could soon get hold of text messages from Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who is on trial this week for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
Mark Bankston, the lawyer representing two parents whose child was killed in the 2012 massacre, and sued Jones for defamation, on Thursday told a judge presiding over the trial he intends to turn over text messages he was accidentally sent by Jones’ attorneys.
“I am under request from various federal agencies and law enforcement to provide” the records, Bankston told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, according to CNN. “Absent a ruling from you saying you cannot do that ... I intend to do so immediately following this hearing.”
Bankston said the records included texts Jones had exchanged with Republican political strategist and Donald Trump ally Roger Stone.
“Things like Mr. Jones and his intimate messages with Roger Stone are not confidential. They are not trade secrets,” Bankston said, according to The New York Times.
While Bankston did not name every agency requesting the records, he said in court: “I’ve been aske...