Updated Feb 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Jan. 6 panel seeks the phone records of Alex Jones' security guard
The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has subpoenaed the phone records of a security guard who works for Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, according to a court filing late Tuesday.
Why it matters: The action indicates that the panel has a "deepening interest" in who the Infowars founder was in contact with about former President Trump's rally before the insurrection, per Politico, which first reported the news.
- Timothy Enlow, who's worked as a security operations manager for Jones' company Free Speech Systems since December 2018, was with the broadcaster at Trump's rally and marched with him to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
- Jones said he met with the panel last month, repeatedly pleading the Fifth, and Infowars co-host Owen Shroyer has been charged over the Capitol attack.
Driving the news: Jones is seeking to add Enlow to his current lawsuit against the panel.
- His attorney claims in the filing that AT&T alerted Enlow about the subpoena on Feb. 9, calling the panel's action "a back door to obtain Jones' communications in the face of pending litigation."
- Representatives for the Jan. 6 panel did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.