Roger Stone stonewalled the January 6th Committee by invoking his Fifth Amendment protections to every question they asked. But now, it appears that his secrets will be revealed after all. It's possible that this could provide the missing link connecting Trump to the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys.
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said Thursday that he plans to turn over two years of text messages from Mr. Jones’s phone to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The lawyer, Mark Bankston, who represents Sandy Hook parents suing Mr. Jones in defamation lawsuits for lies he had spread about the 2012 school shooting, said in court in Austin, Texas, that he planned to turn over the texts unless a judge instructed him not to do so.
Mr. Bankston said in court that Mr. Jones’s lawyers mistakenly sent him text messages from Mr. Jones, as they attempted to defend him in court for broadcasting conspiracy theories that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and that the families were actors.
Mr. Bankston said they included texts with the political operative Roger J. Stone Jr. Mr. Bankston said he had heard from “various federal agencies and law enforcement” about the material.
“Things like Mr. Jones and his intimate messages with Roger Stone are not confidential. They are not trade secrets,” Mr. Bankston said.