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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has already appeared before Jan. 6 committee, he reveals 

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones reveals he appeared before Jan. 6 committee in virtual interview and invoked Fifth Amendment ‘almost 100 times’

  • Speaking on his InfoWars show, Alex Jones revealed he was interviewed by the January 6 committee Monday 
  • Claimed he invoked the Fifth Amendment ‘almost 100 times’ to ‘overall pretty reasonable’ line of questioning
  • Jones attended rally outside White House before following crowd to US Capitol
  • But he condemned rioters who broke into DC legislature as ‘so stupid and so dumb’


Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has appeared before the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots – and invoked the Fifth Amendment ‘almost 100 times’.

Speaking on his InfoWars show Monday, Jones confirmed he had just finished a virtual interview with the committee about the attack on the nation’s capitol building following a rally by President Donald Trump outside the White House.

The right-wing broadcaster had been subpoenaed by the committee to provide testimony and records about the event after he spoke at a rally in Washington DC the day before, and had also been in contact with organizers of the rallies on January 6.

Jones however is not accused of entering the building at any time and has not been cited for any criminal activity.

Speaking on his InfoWars show, Alex Jones revealed he was interviewed by the January 6 committee Monday but invoked the Fifth Amendment ‘almost 100 times’ to questions

In the show, broadcast online, he also denied any knowledge of plans for violence on the day of the riots.

‘I went there to have a peaceful political rally, to put peaceful political pressure on Congress,’ Jones said. ‘It’s a horrible historic fiasco and I wish it never happened.’

Jones said that he ‘wanted’ to provide answers to the committee’s ‘overall pretty reasonable’ questions of the events surrounding the Capitol incident, but held back over fears political enemies on the panel could accuse him of perjury.

‘My lawyer told me, almost 100 times today.. : “On advice of counsel, I am asserting my Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.” And the media tells you that’s because you’re guilty, or because you’re going to incriminate yourself.’

The right-wing broadcaster had been subpoenaed by the committee to provide testimony and records about the event after he spoke at a rally in Washington DC the day before, and had also been in contact with organizers of the rallies on January 6. Pictured: Jones on the National Mall on January 6

The right-wing broadcaster had been subpoenaed by the committee to provide testimony and records about the event after he spoke at a rally in Washington DC the day before, and had also been in contact with organizers of the rallies on January 6. Pictured: Jones on the National Mall on January 6

In the show, Jones picked on Democrat Adam Schiff, a member of the committee, saying that was ‘famous for creating fake quotes’, and could use Jones’ testimony against him.

Jones described the circumstances around January 6 as ‘one big blur’, adding: ‘About half the questions I didn’t know the answer to, and a bunch of them were emails I had never seen and planning things I had never seen. At least from memory.’

Jones said the committee showed emails and text messages to him during their session from organizers – some of the thousands of records investigators have obtained from dozens of witnesses during their months-long investigation.

Jones described the circumstances around January 6 as 'one big blur', adding: 'About half the questions I didn’t know the answer to, and a bunch of them were emails I had never seen and planning things I had never seen. At least from memory.'

Jones described the circumstances around January 6 as ‘one big blur’, adding: ‘About half the questions I didn’t know the answer to, and a bunch of them were emails I had never seen and planning things I had never seen. At least from memory.’

He said he ‘didn’t do anything and didn’t plan any violence’.

On a previous show, Jones said that the White House had asked him to ‘lead the march’ to the Capitol.

But on his show Monday, he said he never supported efforts to enter the Capitol and that his main point of contact was Trump campaign fundraiser Caroline Wren, who helped organize the rally outside the White House on January 6. 

He reiterated the claim that one million people showed up to the march, and the event became ‘impossible to control’.

Of the rioters seen breaking into the Capitol building, Jones said: ‘That was so stupid and so dumb. I did not support it that day and I do not support it now.’

Jones is one of dozens of Trump supporters and allies of the former president who have testified before the committee in recent weeks as the investigation continues to look at rallies leading up to the attack.

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