Sources told Rolling Stone that the committee is preparing to request the data from Jones’ attorneys after it was revealed they sent emails and texts to Sandy Hook families despite swearing under oath that the messages didn’t exist.
The sources added that the committee began discussing how to get the messages within minutes after Sandy Hook lawyer Mark Bankston made the revelation in court on Wednesday.
Bankston was also caught on hot mic speculating what the news of the messages would mean for Jones and the January 6 committee.
‘There’s going to be months of fallout from this,’ he said. ‘You know what no one’s thought about yet? What happens when that phone goes to law enforcement?’
The January 6 House Committee is planning to subpoena Alex Jones’ emails and texts for communications with Donald Trump after it was revealed that his lawyers had sent messages to the lawyers of Sandy Hook parents
Jones was shocked to discover that his lawyers (pictured in court on Monday) had handed over messages by mistake to the attorney for the Sandy Hook parents
It is not yet clear what the January 6 committee hopes to learn from the messages and if they will reveal any new communication between Jones and the former president (pictured)
Jones had been originally subpoenaed by the committee last November as the panel focused on his role for riling up demonstrators at the Capitol on January 6 before the deadly riot began.
The committee was interested in Jones’ ties with the White House and with the Oath Keepers militia group, whose leadership was arrested and put on trial for seditious conspiracy.
It is not yet clear what the January 6 committee hopes to learn from the messages. The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The renewed scrutiny into the InfoWars host’s communications came immediately after Bankston said Jones’ legal team sent years worth of messages about Sandy Hook to the lawyer and his colleagues.
Jones called it their ‘Perry Mason’ moment during the trial, with Jones being accused of perjuring himself while giving evidence.
He previously testified that he was unable to find any emails regarding the Sandy Hook massacre, and was shocked when one was shown on screen to the court.
Jones was asked if he felt repeatedly claiming the shooting was a hoax was irresponsible, replying ‘it was, especially since I’ve met the parents.’
He claimed he was ‘under a lot of pressure’ at the time he claimed the slayings were a hoax, adding: ‘I truly meant it when I said those statements.
‘When I say something, I mean it, that I really could believe that it was totally staged, that point.’
But the parents of Jesse Heslin, 6, who was among the 26 people killed in the 2012 attack at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, have said an apology will not be enough.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis said that Jones needed to be held accountable for repeatedly spreading falsehoods about the shooting, and are seeking at least $150million.
Jones, pictured in court today, has admitted that the Sandy Hook massacre was ‘100 per cent real’ and was not a hoax during his defamation trial
Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook Victim Jesse Lewis, 6, said his family’s life had been turned to a ‘living hell’ after Alex Jones spread conspiracy theories about the massacre
Jesse, 6, was one of the 26 victims shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. His parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis have both testified against Jones in the trial
Judge Maya Guerra Gamble instructed the jury that the entire contents of the phone was ‘not properly turned over when it should have been’.
The messages also reveals that InfoWars was making $800,00 a day in 2018, with the Sandy Hook parents lawyer adding ‘after your platforming, your numbers keep getting better.’
His main company, Free Speech Systems, filed for bankruptcy on Friday, midway through his two week trial.
It is to determine how much the conspiracy theorist will have to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, in Austin, Texas.
Taking to the stand yesterday, Jones told the court that he had complied with pretrial evidence gathering even though he didn’t.
The judge sent the jury out of the room and strongly scolded him for also telling the court that he was bankrupt, which has not been determined.
Plaintiff’s attorneys were furious about Jones mentioning he is bankrupt, which they worry will taint a jury decision about damages.
‘This is not your show,’ Judge Maya Guerra Gamble told Jones. ‘Your beliefs do not make something true. You are under oath.’
Jones has claimed the trial is a way for others to attack his Freedom of Speech. Pictured: Jones arrived in Texas court for his defamation trial on Tuesday with a piece of tape over his mouth that said ‘Save the 1st’ Amendment
Jones referred to the bungle for handing over the documents as a their ‘Perry Mason’ moment, which was made famous by a fictional character created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Jones repeatedly claimed that the 2012 massacre, which left 20 students and six teachers dead, was a ‘hoax’ and had been ‘staged’
Last September, Guerra admonished Jones in her default judgement over his failure to turn over documents requested by the Sandy Hook families.
A court in Connecticut issued a similar default judgement against Jones for the same reasons in a separate lawsuit brought by other Sandy Hook parents.
Jones has portrayed the lawsuit against him as an attack on his First Amendment rights.
The parents have asked the jury to award $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, with a jury deciding if Jones and his company will pay punitive damages.
Courts in Texas and Connecticut have already found Jones liable for defamation for his portrayal of the Sandy Hook massacre as a hoax.
In both states, judges issued default judgements against Jones without trials because he failed to respond to court orders and turn over documents.
Sandy Hook families have separately sued Jones over his financial claims, arguing that the company is trying to protect millions owned by Jones and his family through shell entities.