Alex Jones Has Had Enough And Is Suing Nancy Pelosi!

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Along with former President Donald Trump, Jones was among the loudest voices baselessly spreading allegations of widespread voter fraud in the wake of Trump’s reelection loss.

Jones told protesters November 6, 2020 “to go and surround the White House and support the president,” and he later reportedly played a major role in getting protestors to the Capitol on January 6.

According to the House committee, Jones helped organize the rally at the Ellipse and “was told by the White House that he was to lead a march from the January 6th Ellipse rally to the Capitol.”

Jones is not the only prominent far-right media figure to attract lawmakers’ attention, as former Trump advisor and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon was indicted on criminal contempt of Congress charges last month for not complying with the select committee’s subpoena.

According to The Hill:

The Far-right radio host Alex Jones is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in an effort to stop the panel from requiring his testimony and obtaining his phone records as part of its probe.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday in Washington, D.C. district court, also reveals that Jones has informed the committee of his intent to plead the Fifth Amendment if compelled to appear before the panel for a deposition, currently set for Jan. 10.

The suit accused the committee of leading a “witch-hunt against political opponents.”  Jones’ lawsuit described the conspiracy theorist as “a controversial American journalist, political commentator, activist and businessman.”

The lawsuit says the prominent conspiracy theorist will his “assert his First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights to decline to produce the documents requested by the Select Committee,” insisting that Jones’ actions on that day were all constitutionally protected.

According to the suit, the committee also subpoenaed AT&T, Jones’ wireless carrier, in order to obtain his phone records from Nov. 1, 2020, until Jan. 31, 2021.

Jones in his lawsuit said he volunteered to submit documents and answer questions in writing. The committee, however, reportedly refused his offer and instead demanded that he sit for a deposition in person.

He also said he rejected the committee’s offer to speak to investigators informally about certain limited topics because the panel “has not treated others that it has offered the same deal to fairly and with respect” and because members on the panel “have made it abundantly clear that they are only interested in prosecuting political adversaries.”

On his show Monday, Jones claimed the committee was seeking to violate “freedom of the press,” claiming “that the committee is not constituted correctly and that it didn’t even follow the law on how many Republicans it’s supposed to have on it.”

Sources: Welovetrump, Thehill, Dallasobserver, Forbes

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