(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- On Monday, Infowars founder Alex Jones revealed that he invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination almost one hundred times during his meeting with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Describing his meeting as “a very intense experience” and an “interrogation,” Jones said on his podcast that the committee members were polite but dogged, asking him “pretty reasonable questions.”
Jones said he wanted to answer their questions, but because he is the type of person that tries to answer correctly even when he doesn’t know the answers, it was good that he refused because he didn’t want to give them an opportunity to claim he committed perjury.
Jones said during questioning, his lawyer had instructed him to plead the Fifth “almost 100 times during the interrogation.”
He acknowledged that people in the media would claim his pleading the Fifth was proof that he was guilty or he didn’t want to incriminate himself. But, he explained, pleading the Fifth also prevents the committee from trying to incriminate him or twist his words against him.
The January 6 select committee subpoenaed Jones in November claiming it had evidence that he was involved in the planning and funding of the “Stop the Steal” rally and promoted it on his InfoWars shows and on social media.
During his show on Tuesday, Jones said the select committee already knows everything about his involvement in the rally, and “they already know I didn’t do anything.”
Jones said while he was involved in the rally, he had nothing to do with the riot at the Capitol, adding that he didn’t support it on January 6 and “I don’t support it now.”
The January 6 committee also reportedly questioned Jones about whether he employed members of the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers to act as security during the “Stop the Steal” rally.
Jones revealed that he had hired a “well-known private security company” based in Texas and had about twelve to fourteen security people that day. Jones said he tries to get professionals to do security, adding that people “of every different type” follow him around.