Conspiracy writer and broadcaster Alex Jones sued the House Committee investigating the January 6 violence, saying it had no authority to summon him to answer questions about the U.S. attack. Capitol.
The case seeks to prevent the double panel from proceeding with Jones' presentation in January. 10 and withdraw the committee's call for documents and telephone records.
The lawsuit alleges that Jones "requested the submission of documents and responded to written inquiries in writing," adding, "The Select Committee declined to accept the request and insisted that he appear in person to apply."
The lawsuit also alleges that Jones, the founder of the far-right website, Infowars, where he is a prominent host, plans to demand his right to a Fifth Amendment Bill if he is compelled to testify that the committee violates his First Amendment. right "as a journalist."
"Jones has a good and valid reason to fear that the Select Committee may speak out against him for insulting the ANC if it refuses to answer its questions because of a constitutional right," the case said.
In a letter to Jones last month, the committee's chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Said the committee had evidence that Jones was involved in organizing and financing a meeting in Ellipse just before the Jan riots. that he was to lead the delegates to a meeting at the Capitol that day. The letter also states that Jones strongly encouraged the conference in his exhibitions, including commenting on a tweet by then President Donald Trump that the meeting would be "cruel" and "one of the most important events in American history."
Jones' case made the same arguments as those used by other witnesses to challenge the House committee. Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has questioned the panel's authority in the case.
Jones argues that the committee has no legal capacity because it is not equal to the Republicans and asks that one committee member, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Remains a Republican because she was "expelled from the Wyoming Republican Party."
The nine-member committee consists of two Republicans and seven Democrats.
The committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Jones' case.
Jones and other Trump allies who sued the team are facing increasing legal battles. In a decision this month in Trump's attempt to prevent the committee from accessing his records in the National Archives, a three-judge panel found that the committee "clearly has a 'legitimate legal purpose' and its inquiry is' subject to '.'
Jones opened the case after an unrelated court case. Last month, a judge found her guilty of defamation charges brought by parents of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. Jones said the shooting was a big scam.