- Alex Jones’ attorney mistakenly sent the content of Jones’ phone call to Sandy Hook family attorneys.
- The lawyer said he plans to turn the records over to a panel on Jan. 6 unless the judge says otherwise.
- The Jan. 6 committee had hoped to get a call from Jones about his role in the Capitol riots.
According to Sandy Hook’s defamation trial against Alex Jones, the judge had no intention of preventing plaintiffs’ attorneys from handing Jones’ text messages to a panel on Jan. 6. to the New York Times.
The Times reported on Friday that Judge Maya Gamble Gamble said she would not prevent lawyers representing Sandy Hook’s parents from handing over the contents of Jones’ phone calls, which the plaintiffs’ lawyers say was wrongly forwarded to them.
Mark Bankston, one of the attorneys representing the parents, previously said in court that federal law enforcement and a committee investigating the congressional riots on Jan. 6 had requested the contents of Jones’ phone. Bankston said he plans to turn them over unless a judge instructs otherwise.
“Of course I intend to do it unless you tell me not to,” he said.
The judge said Friday that she believes lawyers have handed over the content, According to The Times.
About two weeks ago, Alex Jones’ attorneys accidentally forwarded phone data from two years ago to plaintiffs’ attorneys, according to Bankston. Jones’ lawyers hoped in vain that the lawyers would return the material.
Rolling Stone reported citing anonymous sources A House select committee is planning to ask plaintiffs’ attorneys for data.
The group was interested in documents related to Jones and his potential role in the Capitol attack.
In November, the group subpoenaed a far-right media commentator who was known to have helped organize the Oval rally near the White House shortly before the Capitol was breached.
Bankston said outside court on Thursday that he wasn’t sure it “even covered the time period they were interested in.” According to PBS.