Jan 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Alex Jones says he met with Jan. 6 committee, pled the fifth repeatedly

Alex Jones

Alex Jones is seen inside the Georgia State Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election on Nov. 18, 2020. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones met with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on Monday, Jones revealed during his broadcast that night.

The big picture: During his conversation with the committee Jones pled the fifth multiple times, Politico reported. The committee had previously said Jones facilitated a donation to cover what he described as 80% of funding for the rally.

Jones said his broadcast remarks as his "unofficial testimony" about the events he witnessed on Jan. 6.

  • The committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • During the broadcast, Jones said the committee's questions were "overall pretty reasonable" and then proceeded to recap details of the meeting.
  • Jones said the committee had already obtained detailed information of his correspondences, including text messages he'd exchanged with Trump fundraising official Caroline Wren and Cindy Chafian, who helped organize a pro-Trump rally on Jan. 5.
  • Jones said that he was asked about his connections to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and whether he'd employed them as security, which he denied, saying he'd employed a notable security firm from Atlanta.
  • He acknowledged that his Infowars co-host Owen Shroyer has been charged for his actions on Jan. 6 — which Jones characterized as "a bunch of stuff he didn't do." Jones also falsely said Shroyer is "facing years in prison, when in fact his misdemeanor charges carry a maximum of six months, per Politico.

What they're saying: Jones called the storming of the Capitol "so stupid and so dumb," adding that he did not support it.

  • "But I don't support that million people that came there, and a tiny fraction went to the Capitol, and they're all being called terrorists," he said.
  • Jones also repeatedly slammed the committee as corrupt, adding at one point that, "the whole thing is tainted."
  • "I know how the media works. Democrats can run out and murder and kill whoever they want, it's cute and funny and sweet," Jones said. "Republicans do a wrong thing — we're all to blame. Like some crazy person goes out and shoot somebody with a gun, and then all gun owners are to blame."
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