The ‘Jan 6 shammittee’ may soon get their hands on a copy of Infowars host Alex Jones’s cellphone with communications dating back two years.

This is after Attorney Mark Bankston, who is representing parents of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, said in court Thursday that the committee requested the digital file of Jones’s phone and that he intends to comply unless he is ordered not to do so.

According to The Daily Wire, “the InfoWars founder was sued by the parents of Jesse Lewis, a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, after Jones claimed the event was a hoax and the family members were “crisis actors.” At least nine families have sued Jones for defamation since 2018. Jones has since conceded that the massacre was “100% real.”

On Wednesday, Bankston revealed in court that Jones’ attorney had mistakenly sent Bankston the last two years’ worth of texts from Jones’ cellphone.

Here’s what Bankston told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, according to a CNN report:

“I am under request from various federal agencies and law enforcement to provide [the records]. Absent a ruling from you saying you cannot do that … I intend to do so immediately following this hearing.”

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, who is overseeing the case, rejected Jones’s request for a mistrial Thursday, chiding that his legal team has made multiple requests for a mistrial that she shot down.

More from The Daily Wire’s report:

Jones has been a person of interest to the January 6 Committee for some time; Jones was a prominent participant in the protest on January 6, but did not storm the Capitol. The committee issued a subpoena for Jones’ testimony and records in November 2021. Jones gave the committee an hours-long virtual deposition in January where he invoked his 5th amendment right “almost 100 times.”

Texas rules give lawyers 10 days to claim that privileged material was shared in error, which would require the opposing party to return the information. When Jones’ attorney, Andino Reynal, was notified of the slip-up, he replied “please disregard” in an email, which he argues should have been sufficient to remove it from the record.

Bankston disagreed, arguing that Reynal would have been required to specify which records were privileged and provided grounds for why they should be.

Simply saying “please disregard … creates no … legal duty on me whatsoever,” Bankston said.

Reynal requested a mistrial on Thursday as a result of the accidental leak. He also filed an emergency motion for the destruction of the documents, which Judge Maya Guerra Gamble denied.

Gamble did allow Reynal to file a request that certain texts remain confidential, although she would have to approve that request and she “wasn’t sure she could block a subpoena.”

The defamation trial concluded on Thursday. Jones was ordered to pay the plaintiffs $4.1 million.

Alex Jones’ case is an example of how the two-tiered justice system run by Democrats is weaponized and selectively enforced against their political opposition.

Sources: DailyWire, CNN, Statesman, WashingtonPost

 

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