First on CNN: Alex Jones' texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee, source says

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(CNN) Approximately two years' worth of text messages sent and received by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have been turned over to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday.

The messages were handed over to the committee by Mark Bankston, the attorney who represented two Sandy Hook parents who successfully sued Jones in Texas and won nearly $50 million in a civil trial that concluded last week.

Bankston would only tell CNN that he is "cooperating with the committee." The select committee declined to comment.

During the trial, Bankston revealed that one of Jones' lawyers had "messed up" and inadvertently sent him the two years of text messages. Bankston also said during the trial that the January 6 committee had expressed interest in the material.

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Jones' attorney Federico Andino Reynal asked the judge in the case to order Bankston to destroy the material and not transmit it to the House committee, but the judge declined.

spoobles on August 8th, 2022 at 17:50 UTC »

Please let there be texts with Roger Stone discussing Trump's direct involvement in J6. The looks on Jones' face when the lawyer said he had all the texts from his phone made me think there is some huge stuff in there, cuz that was a "Whoa, wait, WTF???" face

BareezyObeezy on August 8th, 2022 at 17:37 UTC »

It's very fortunate that most of the people behind January 6 are certifiable idiots.

fairoaks2 on August 8th, 2022 at 17:35 UTC »

What a fascinating read that will be. Perfect chain of custody also.