On Monday, InfoWars host and founder Alex Jones has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination for 100 ties during his deposition before the House Select Committee as part of their witch hunt.
During his radio show on Tuesday, Jones told his listener that he pleaded the Fifth “almost 100 times.” He wanted to answer the questions, Jones continued, but “at the same time, it’s a good thing I didn’t, because I’m the type that tries to answer things correctly, even if I don’t know all the answers, and they can then kind of claim that’s perjury.”
He also added that his lawyer “told me almost 100 times today during the interrogation, ‘on the advice of counsel I am asserting my Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.’ And the media tells you that’s because you’re guilty, or because you’re going to incriminate yourself but it’s also just because it can be used to try to incriminate you and twist something against you.”
Watch it here: CNN/Youtube
The committee’s chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), sent Jones a letter last month that stated the panel had to evidence Jones helped plan and fund the “Stop the Steal” rally that was held immediately before the Capitol attack. Jones spoke at a rally the day before the attack, and in the wake of the riot, he said the White House had asked him to “lead the march” to the Capitol.
On Tuesday, Jones said the request came from Caroline Wren, a Republican operative who organized the Stop the Steal rally, not someone actually at the White House. On Jan. 6, “we learned that there were a bunch of people inside the Capitol, and that was so stupid and so dumb, and we do not support that,” he added. “I didn’t support it that day. I don’t support it now.”
Jones also has another pending lawsuit against the committee over the subpoena.