For someone who grew his following by showcasing a lot of bravado, Ali Alexander certainly folded fairly fast when the House Select Committee sent him a subpoena regarding his role in planning the January 6th insurrection. Alexander announced on Saturday that he will fully comply with their request, because he believes his cooperation will prevent him from suffering any legal consequences such as jail time.
Alexander, who calls himself the “founder” of Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” movement, often bragged that the January 6th Capitol riot was his idea, and shared posts where he boasted about conversations with key Republican members of Congress and his relationships with White House staffers, members of the Trump family, and Trump himself.
Speaking in front of a poster of singer Johnny Cash flashing the middle finger (quick aside: Johnny Cash would probably have wanted to take care of Alexander with his guitar and I don’t mean by singing to him), Alexander added that he respects his “fellow patriots” who are defying the committee but called it “an expensive right,” claiming that it would cost him between $250,000 and $500,000 to fight the subpoena.
‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander just surfaced and posted this, saying he will cooperate with the J6 Committee: “The only reason I’m going is because I don’t want to go to jail. Under the threat of imprisonment, I will be privately deposed this December” by the Committee. pic.twitter.com/0xYpPvPh1A
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 27, 2021
“The only reason I’m going is that I don’t want to go to jail,” he added. “So under the threat of imprisonment and spending tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers, I will be privately deposed before this committee in December, and I will make public whatever I can.”
"Stop the Steal" organizer Ali Alexander in an online stream tonight announced that he'd be going on the "offense" to "fight back" against the House January 6 committee, which he criticized. He also said he had been "secretly" helping January 6 defendants "for months." pic.twitter.com/Xy1sLYGTkg
— Alex Kaplan (@AlKapDC) November 25, 2021
“I frankly don’t have that money to spend on legal bills, so for this unselect committee, I will actually be privately deposed in December,” Alexander said. “I’ve asked to make it public testimony. They won’t cooperate with that request.”
Ali Alexander told me the January 6 planning call he participated in with members of Congress was "a very large call." https://t.co/pRYBBuF59V
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) November 24, 2021
That seems backwards, as Committee members have promised televised hearings, but why would Alexander be truthful at this point?
January 6 organizer on the lam Ali Alexander jokes about looking like Sammy Davis Jr and apparently Trump liked him because he was friends with Sammy Davis. People who know him call him Scammy Davis Jr. Rumor he was getting huge amounts of bitcoin payments from Paris I believe
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) November 28, 2021
Alexander’s group was also working in tandem with Amy Kremer and her daughter, Kylie Jane Kremer, of Women For America First. Text messages between Kremer’s staff and Alexander showed tensions between the two groups as the rally was beginning. The two began turning on each other over the summer as scrutiny from the Select Committee intensified.
#AliAlexander attempting to cover his ass with his fans before he goes in front of the Committee. He's not going to risk his freedom by lying to Congress, no matter what he says online. He's overjoyed that this is private testimony so he can continue to play martyr.See Also
— Melody (@MsDuhMeanor) November 28, 2021
In the caption accompanying the video, Alexander wrote that he plans to submit to the committee “photographic and video evidence of agitators sabotaging his January 6th peaceful protests.” Referring to himself in the third person, Alexander wrote: “He will also present evidence to the Committee that President Trump was betrayed by someone in his inner circle. Someone made the decision to take instructions for patriots out of the Ellipse Rally. Ali says he’s not backing down and the Democrat Committee has already threatened to imprison him.”
1) It was extremely funny when Ali Alexander went on Info Wars during the Super Bowl and said "Katrina Pierson did J6."
2) It is extremely funny to watch people learn about this infighting.
— amanda 🐢 (@noturtlesoup17) November 24, 2021
If you can sit through the Qrazy, here’s Alexander’s entire video.