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Alex Jones Claims Plaintiffs’ Lawyers ‘Set Me Up’ With Child Porn

InfoWars host Alex Jones claimed he had been set up after child porn was reportedly found in records he sent to Sandy Hook families as the ongoing lawsuit against him continues.

As CT Post reported on Monday, the lawyers for the families said in a court filing that they took evidence to the FBI when electronic records Jones had turned over as part of the lawsuit contained child pornography. The families have sued Jones for spreading conspiracy theories that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.

Jones has tried to say that he is being set up, but in lashing out at the families’ law firm, he may have made things worse.

“You’re trying to set me up with child porn, I’ll get your ass,” Jones said on an episode of his show. “One million dollars, you little gang members. One million dollars to put your head on a pike.”

The lawyers say Jones threatened attorney Chris Mattei specifically.

Jones has since denied that these comments were threats.

Koskoff, Koskoff, and Bieder, the law firm that the Sandy Hook families hired, said that it turned over the illicit content to the FBI after reviewing emails that were discovered in the course of the lawsuit.

“The FBI advised counsel that its review located numerous additional illegal images, which had apparently been sent to InfoWars email addresses,” the lawyers stated in court documents.

The lawyers also noted that Jones likely did not review the files before they were sent, because knowingly transmitting it to the lawyers would be a federal crime.

The Infowars host said in a video that the FBI told him that InfoWars is the victim here and that more information will be coming out soon.

VIDEO: Fuming Alex Jones Gives Deposition In Sandy Hook Lawsuit

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Alex Jones, founder of the radio program “The Alex Jones Show” and the high-traffic Infowars website, has been a leading promoter of the conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 was a “false flag” and a hoax. The right-wing conspiracy theorist has been battling an abundance of civil lawsuits from family members of people who died in the tragedy, which claimed 26 lives altogether (20 children and six adults). HuffPost has obtained a video of Jones being questioned by attorney Mark Bankston, who is representing plaintiff Scarlett Lewis, one of the people suing Jones.

In the video, Bankston sets out to demonstrate that Jones repeatedly mocked the families of the Sandy Hook victims on his radio show. Jones was asked about the date December 14, 2012—and he couldn’t remember that it was the date of the Sandy Hook shooting. Jones, obviously frustrated, tried to deny that he ridiculed or defamed the families of Sandy Hook parents on his show.

Bankston asked Jones, “You’ve done mocking imitations of Sandy Hook parents crying, correct?” Jones denied that he had, but Bankston went on to show clips of Jones doing exactly that in 2014 and 2016.

After showing Jones the clips, Bankston said, “You realize now, you were mocking  the difficult emotional reactions of people who provably lost their children.” Jones, however, maintained that his statements were not meant “to mock the parents…. It is you that is projecting mocking onto it.”

Bankston also told Jones, “You don’t believe the official story of Sandy Hook. You think there was a cover-up.” And Jones responded that he had a problem with “all gun owners being collectively blamed” for the Sandy Hook shooting and that he still believes there has been “a cover-up of events.”