Alex Jones, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and founder of InfoWars, is suing to block the Jan. 6 committee from using subpoenas seeking his testimony and access to his phone records.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in a Washington, D.C., federal court, also says Jones intends to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
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Jones said he offered to provide the committee with written answers to questions, but it refused and insisted he appear for a deposition on Jan. 10.
The House select committee, which is investigating events surrounding the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, subpoenaed Jones in November for documents and testimony.
"Jones reportedly helped organize the rally at the Ellipse on January 6th that immediately preceded the attack on the Capitol, including by facilitating a donation to provide what he described as 'eighty percent' of the funding," the panel said. "Mr. Jones spoke at the January 5th rally on Freedom Plaza that was sponsored by the Eighty Percent Coalition. Mr. Jones has stated that he was told by the White House that he was to lead a march from the January 6th Ellipse rally to the Capitol, where President Trump would meet the group and speak. Mr. Jones has repeatedly promoted unsupported allegations of election fraud, including encouraging individuals to attend the Ellipse rally on January 6th and implying he had knowledge about the plans of the former President with respect to the rally."
The lawsuit filed Monday said Jones told the panel "he will assert his First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights to decline to produce the documents requested by the Select Committee."
The complaint also says Jones will insist "he engaged in constitutionally protected political and journalistic activity under the First Amendment, that the Fourth Amendment guarantees him a right of privacy in his papers, and that he is entitled to due process and the right to remain silent under the Fifth Amendment."
In addition, the lawsuit claims the committee is violating House rules before issuing deposition subpoenas because its vice chairwoman, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, was not appointed by the minority party, and it argues that the committee's AT&T subpoena for his phone records serves no legislative purpose.
The Jan. 6 committee declined the Washington Examiner's request to comment on the lawsuit.
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Other targets of Jan. 6 panel subpoenas have sued the committee, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
The House voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress and recommend him for criminal prosecution. Trump ally Steve Bannon, also charged with contempt of Congress, is being prosecuted by the Justice Department.