Alex Jones was’so stressed out’ that he misspelled his name during Jan 6 Testimony
- The transcript of Alex Jones’ interview with the January 6 Committee was released by the committee on Wednesday.
- The far-right radio host admitted to having pleaded the fifth to almost all the questions posed by investigators.
- He also misspelled his own middle name, stating that it was “so stressful out, I can’t even write it.”
The January 6th House committee released a transcript of its January 2022 interviewAlex Jones, far-right conspiracist host and InfoWars host, confirmed that he had extensively invoked his Fifth Amendment rights when questioned by investigators.
Jones was present at the “Stop The Steal”, Washington, DC rally that preceded the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. reportedlyHe was a key organizer of this rally. He was originally served as an aide. subpoena by the committeeIn November 2021.
InfoWars host seemed to be stressed during the exchange with investigators. He misspelled his middle name when asked for it at the beginning of the examination.
“Could ye spell your middle name for the record?” Jones was asked by an investigator whose identity was not revealed in the report.
“You guys know who my name is. Jones replied, “It’s on the record.”
“I’m just asking the court reporter,” said the investigator.
“E – m — I’m so stressed out, I can’t even spell it for you,” he replied, at which point his lawyer, Norm Pattis, stepped in to spell his name.
Jones responds to “E – m – i – r c”, apparently mispelling “Emerick”, his middle name.
Jones had previously said that he had pleaded the Fifth nearly 100 times during his testimony, and the rest of the 40-page transcript confirms that he used the right — which allows defendants to decline to answer questions in order to avoid self-incrimination — extensively.
Jones replied, “On advice from my counsel, I’m asserting My Fifth Amendment right to remain silence,” Jones answered questions about whether Jones believed he was subject to criminal prosecution, his connections with “Stop The Steal,” organizer Ali Alexander, and his attendance at large-scale protests in Washington after the 2020 presidential election.
One time, he accused Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California of forging documents, without any evidence.
Jones said, “Because Adam Schiff forged documents,” when Jones was asked if he would answer questions about January 5 and 6 2021. He said, “I don’t trust Congressman Schiff. He’ll forge things.”
He continued to do so, eventually prompting his lawyer’s intervention.
“I want you guys to know everything, but I don’t trust Congressman Schiff,” he stated, before turning to his lawyer to say: “Norm, I don’t even know how this stuff can be controlled, Norm.” It’s a different system from what I have.
Jones later said on his radio showAfter the examination, the investigators said that they were polite but stubborn.
Jones was also separately recently orderedTo pay nearly $1 billionFamilies who lost loved ones in Sandy Hook Elementary School’s 2012 shooting are entitled to compensation. The government has falsely claimed for years that the shooting was a “false alarm” to limit gun ownership.
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