Conspiracist Alex Jones Tries to Identify Potential Roger Stone Trial Juror
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is eliciting juror information from Jacob Engels, an assistant of Roger Stone, in order to disclose the identity of a potential juror, according to Media Matters.
Roger Stone, a Trump confidant who has worked at Jones’ Infowars outlet, is being tried over felony charges that suggest he lied to Congress about his dealings with WikiLeaks concerning emails hacked by Russia in the 2016 presidential election, obstructed official proceeding, and intimidated a witness, radio host Randy Credico.
Potential jurors were interviewed in the first step of the trial.
The first potential juror reportedly worked as the communications director at the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) in the Obama administration. However, during the November 5 broadcast of The Alex Jones Show, Jones and Engels both incorrectly stated the juror had already been selected.
They identified Jennifer Palmieri, the former White House communications director, yet her position is different than the OMB communications director position, obviously.
Engels is a member of the violent extremist gang Proud Boys and has often worked with Stone, joining him on Infowars broadcasts. Stone was issued a strict gag order after he posted an image on his Instagram account of Judge Berman Jackson “next to an apparent rifle scope’s crosshair.”