August 4, 2022

Here's what happened in the Alex Jones trial yesterday. The lawyer for the Sandy Hook families, who was accidentally sent a digital copy of two years' worth of Jones' text message, confronted him about his lies under oath. Via the New York Times:

The text messages were significant because Mr. Jones had claimed for years that he had searched his phone for texts about the Sandy Hook cases and found none.

“You know what perjury is, right?” Mr. Bankston asked Mr. Jones, who indicated that he did.

The disclosure of the texts provided a striking capstone to the final day of testimony in a trial to determine how much Mr. Jones must pay the parents of a child who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., for broadcasting conspiracy theories that the shooting was a hoax and that the families were “actors.” The jury began deliberating late Wednesday.

The texts also revealed that Mr. Jones was warned about posting a false report about the coronavirus by a staff member calling the report “another Sandy Hook” for spreading disinformation about an event.

Jones, of course, is claiming that he's bankrupt and can't afford to pay damages to the Sandy Hook families:

In court on Wednesday, Mr. Bankston produced financial records indicating that Mr. Jones was earning revenue of as much as $800,000 per day in recent years by selling diet supplements, gun paraphernalia and survivalist gear in ads accompanying his broadcasts. Mr. Jones tried to accuse the families’ lawyers of cherry-picking the most lucrative daily revenues, but he was silenced by the judge.

And now, the Jan. 6th committee wants to see those texts:

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