Alex Jones Pleads The Fifth ‘100 Times’ During Jan. 6 Committee Questioning
Jones was subpoenaed by the committee in November. The committee believed the radio host had “relevant information” pertaining to the attack since he spoke at a rally on the day before and the day of the riots. He also collected donations to fund what he determined to be “80 percent” of the money needed for the rally while contributing $50,000 of his own money.
“Mr. Jones has repeatedly promoted unsupported allegations of election fraud, including encouraging individuals to attend the Ellipse rally on January 6th and implying he had knowledge about the plans of the former President with respect to the rally,” the committee said.
Jones said he chose to invoke the Fifth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution for the right to remain silent based on advice from his attorney.
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“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,” he added.
Jones noted that he felt the questions were “overall pretty reasonable.”
While Jones has been a staunch Donald Trump supporter and was caught on video getting the crowd fired up, he was also seen urging the crowd not to be violent.
“By then 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, I didn’t support it that day. I don’t support it now,” Jones said.
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