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Jan. 6 Panel Asking for Mistakenly Forwarded Alex Jones Texts

  • Conspiracy theorist’s texts accidentally sent by his lawyers
  • Unclear if the texts may be relevant to Capitol riot probe
A video of Alex Jones is played on a screen during a select committee hearing in Washington, on July 12. 

A video of Alex Jones is played on a screen during a select committee hearing in Washington, on July 12. 

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack is seeking right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ cell phone texts that were mistakenly given to a lawyer for two parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Mark Bankston, who represents those parents in a defamation action against Jones over his claim the 2012 Connecticut massacre was a hoax, said Thursday in an Austin, Texas, courtroom that the Jan. 6 committee and other investigators want the data from him.