“Stop the Steal” leader Ali Alexander has given the January 6th House Select Committee thousands of text messages and other communication records that include his interactions with members of Congress, as well as Donald Trump’s inner circle, in the weeks and days leading up to the riot, according to a new court document submitted late Friday night. The move comes more than a week after Alexander sat for several hours of closed-door testimony with committee organizers. It also highlights the wealth of information committee staff must sift through and analyze.
The revelations emerged from Alexander’s challenge to the Committee’s effort to obtain his phone records directly from his cell provider, Verizon Wireless. After initially stonewalling, Alexander provided communications with Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, possibly GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, and further detailed a call Alexander believes included unnamed members of Congress, according to Friday’s filing.
In several Periscope videos in December 2020, Alexander said he was in contact with Gosar, Brooks, and Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona about the rally that preceded the riot. Alexander had previously claimed he “worked closely” with Republican congressmen in planning the rally at the Capitol on January 6th. But last week, Alexander denied he worked with lawmakers to attack the Capitol and claimed his evidence actually exonerates those members.
— Jason Paladino (@jason_paladino) January 8, 2021
On November 24th, Alexander provided the committee with more than 1,500 mobile messages “sent and received by him and people he corresponded with,” the filing says. “Mr. Alexander testified that he had phone conversations with Rep. Brooks’ staff about a “Dear Colleague” letter and how his activists could be helpful,” the filing says. “Mr. Alexander believes he exchanged a text message with Rep. Brooks, contents which he provided to the Committee.”
This lawsuit Ali Alexander filed today trying to squash a request for his phone records contains a detailed story about his whereabouts and intentions on the day. I wouldn’t give it much credence but it might help reporters and investigators. https://t.co/HPYYkGqEeX
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 18, 2021
Alexander also told the committee about a “short and pleasant call” he had with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Trump’s son, Donald Jr., in which the two spoke about the ongoing Georgia election and the Republican 2022 primaries, according to the filing.
They continue to drop old news like its a shocking breaking story. Ali Alexander said everything he said to the Jan 6 committee – A YEAR AGO – ON VIDEO.
And no one – not the Jan 6 committee, not the FBI, not the Justice Dept did a single thing about.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) December 19, 2021
Alexander is challenging the validity of the committee’s authority, citing what he believes is the “politically lopsided makeup” of seven Democratic and just two Republican lawmakers, according to the filing. Alexander also argued the subpoena for his data is too broad, writing in his complaint the “breadth and invasiveness of the Verizon Subpoena also gave the appearance of a criminal investigation, not a legislative fact-finding mission.”
Mo Brooks is claiming that he didn’t know it was Ali Alexander sending him text messages about January 6th.
Nothing says innocent like wearing body armor to a “rally.”
— 𝐁𝐞𝐤𝐬 (@antifaoperative) December 20, 2021
Checked in on Ali Alexander this morning and things do not seem to be going well for him. pic.twitter.com/RNhTIksTYr
— Truth Finder (@Truthfinder1235) December 17, 2021
J6 organizer Ali Alexander went on OAN to cry about “twitter trolls” getting him banned by reporting him. “They weaponized the media through disinformation against me, and because of that, I’ve lost my livelihood. I’ve had to leave my home because of Antifa death threats.” pic.twitter.com/4bzJRBt3iT
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 13, 2021