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Prosecutors want to use Alex Jones against Donald Trump’s lawyer

Georgia prosecutors have called on far-right conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones to testify during the trial of former Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro’s election interference case scheduled later this month.

Chesebro was indicted alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 other codefendants in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis‘ sprawling racketeering case, which accuses the former president and his allies of attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in the state of Georgia. Chesebro, who is being tried alongside former Trump lawyer Sydney Powell, is scheduled to head to trial on October 23.

In a court filing Tuesday, Willis’ office claimed that Jones’ testimony will provide “unique knowledge” on the charges against Chesebro. The attorney has been accused of serving as the architect behind Trump’s “fake elector” scheme that was intended to illegally declare the former president as the winner of the 2020 election in Georgia.

“On January 6, 2021, Alex Jones participated in the march on the United States Capitol alongside members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and others,” read Tuesday’s petition. “According to public statements made by Alex Jones, ‘the White House told me three days before, we are going to have you lead to March.'”

Prosecutors also pointed to evidence that Chesebro was “marching” alongside Jones on January 6. CNN reported in August that the former Trump lawyer can be seen in videos of the riot on the U.S. Capitol walking beside and recording Jones with a phone camera as a group of Trump supporters following Jones approach a restricted area of the Capitol grounds.

“Alex Jones, based on the information set forth above, is necessary and material witness,” read the filing. “He possesses unique knowledge concerning communications between himself and Kenneth Chesebro and other known and unknown individuals involved in the multi-state, coordinated efforts to influence the results of the November 3, 2020, election in Georgia and elsewhere.”

Although Jones is a resident of Texas, Jones is legally obligated to attend and testify during a trial out of state. If Jones does not meet the request, Texas officials will secure his attendance under state law.

Prosecutors did not provide a specific date when Jones will be called on as a witness in Chesebro’s trial but said that they do not anticipate his testimony to take longer than a day. Newsweek reached out to the press team at Infowars for comment via email.

Jones has been tangled in a fair share of legal woes in the aftermath of January 6, including being called to testify before the House select committee investigating the riot at the Capitol. His fellow Infowars host, Owen Shroyer, has also been sentenced to 60 days in prison for his involvement in the riot.

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