Trump ally and self-proclaimed political “dirty crook” Roger Stone is accusing Infowars host Alex Jones’ lawyers of intentionally leaking the contents of the right-wing TV station’s cell phone during the recent Sandy Hook libel trial.
On Friday, Mr. Stone made a Telegram post highlighting how Jones’ lawyer, Antino Reynal, had worked for the Obama-era Justice Department.
“Now do you think the release of Jones’ text messages was ‘accidental’ or a mistake? If I were Jones, I would sue this guy for the exact same amount the jury finds against him,” Mr. Stone wrote.
The independent contacted Mr. Reynal for comment.
On Wednesday, lawyers for the Sandy Hook families who sued the Infowars host for defamation revealed that Mr. Reynal accidentally shared the contents of Mr. Jones’ phone during the discovery process.
Lawyer Mark Bankston claimed the messages, which spanned years, showed Mr Jones had lied about the extent to which he had communicated with close associates about Sandy Hook.
Within minutes of the bombshell revelation that the text messages had been shared, the House committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol began preparing to subpoena the messages, a source said. Rolling rock.
Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Stone were key figures in the “Stop the Steal” rallies held before and during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Mr. Jones specifically once claimed to Infowars that the White House specifically asked him to lead a march on Capitol Hill.
On Thursday, Mr. Jones and his lawyers filed for an emergency motion for protection to destroy the leaked messages and declare injustice.
“We have a situation here that is similar to me accidentally giving him a key to a room and he opens the door to the room and instead of finding what he expected, he found other doors,” Mr Reynal said.
Mr Bankston, the families’ lawyer, replied that he had informed Mr Reynal that the messages had been leaked.
“Mr Reynal is using a fig leaf to get over his own negligence,” the lawyer told the court. “Things like Mr. Jones’ intimate messages with Roger Stone are not confidential.”
In the end, a judge rejected the plea for wrongdoing, and the jury ordered Mr. Jones to pay almost 50 million dollars to the family of a Sandy Hook victim for his claims that the mass shooting did not exist.