Investigators have requested Jones appear for deposition on Jan. 10. A previously scheduled deposition last week was postponed.
Jones is one of over 100 people that the committee has sought phone records from, specifically. The committee sent a request to Verizon and AT&T in November for those call details but the request did not ask to unmask the content of any calls, rather, investigators sought just the time and length of call records.
In his lawsuit, the shock jock says he previously communicated with the panel and offered to submit documents and provide written answers to the committee’s inquiries but the committee “refused to accept that offer” and insisted on an in-person deposition.
Jones’ lawsuit is littered with allegations about the committee’s validity including claims that it is a “witch hunt” and a mere continuation of the “political prosecutions” foisted by Democrats in Congress against Trump and his supporters.
Jones now joins the legal fray with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Stop the Steal founder and conspiracy theorist Ali Alexander. Meadows sued the committee and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Dec. 8, asking a federal court to issue an injunction effectively stopping Verizon from turning his phone records over to the probe. Alexander requested the same in his 25-page lawsuit on Dec. 17.
According to CNN, Jones may already be out of luck: AT&T reportedly already informed Jones it would turn over the records on Dec. 16.
AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.