The House committee investigating the deadly attack on the US Capitol last year is searching phone records from security guard Alex Jones, the latest sign the select committee is stepping up its investigation into the possible role of Jones in planning the riot.
In a Tuesday court filing, first obtained by Politico, a lawyer for Jones said Timothy Enlow was subpoenaed by the House committee for his phone records. Enlow has worked for Jones since 2018 and was notified by AT&T on Feb. 9 that his phone records had been subpoenaed.
Jones filed a lawsuit in December seeking to block the panel’s claim for its own records and requested in the court filing on Tuesday that Enlow be added to its lawsuit.
Norm Pattis, an attorney who previously represented Jones in his legal battles with the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, said in the new filing that the committee was trying to obtain Enlow’s records in order to get key information about Jones.
“They issued a subpoena for the communications of one of Jones’ employees, Tim Enlow, who they said was less financially able to defend against the subpoena,” the filing said. “The purpose of this subpoena was to obtain, by disclosure to a third party, the communications which Jones had refused to produce to the select committee and had requested the intervention of this Court to protect his constitutional rights.”
Jones said on his show last month that he met with the Jan. 6 committee but answered most questions citing the Fifth Amendment, Politico reported.