The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol requested the phone records of a security employee working for far-right radio host Alex Jones.
The investigative panel issued a subpoena to AT&T for phone records belonging to Timothy Enlow, the security operations manager of Free Speech Systems, LLC, a media company owned by Jones. The committee requested records of phone calls and text messages Enlow made between Nov. 1, 2020, and Jan. 31, 2021.
The subpoena came to light in a court document filed Tuesday by Norman Pattis, an attorney for Jones. The radio host is asking that Enlow be added to the lawsuit he filed against the committee in December that seeks to block the panel from requiring his testimony and obtaining his phone records.
The committee subpoenaed Jones in November. He spoke at rallies on Jan. 5, 2021, and Jan. 6, 2021, and helped facilitate a donation for “80 percent” of the funding for a rally taking place at the White House on Jan. 6, according to the panel.
Pattis argued in Tuesday’s court filing that the select committee “targeted Enlow to gain information and documents that they could not obtain from Jones.”
The attorney also said Jones and Enlow believe the subpoena for the latter’s phone communications is “merely a backdoor to obtain Jones’ communications in the face of pending litigation seeking to protect those communications from the Defendants’ eyes.”
“Given the broad scope of the Defendants’ investigation and their goals in pursuing information and documents from Jones and Enlow, there is a clear logical relationship between their claims because the Defendants seek to use Enlow as a gateway to Jones’ communications regarding the events of January 6, 2021 and suspect Enlow of being involved as well,” Pattis added.
Enlow has worked for Jones’s media company since December 2018, according to the court filing. Pattis said AT&T contacted him on Feb. 9 informing him that his phone records had been subpoenaed by the committee. AT&T said it would comply with the request by Feb. 23 “unless he presented them with a legal filing that asserted his rights against the production.”
According to Politico, Enlow was with Jones in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, and marched with him from the Ellipse to the Capitol.
Jones appeared before the select committee last month. He said he invoked his Fifth Amendment privileges “almost 100 times” during the deposition.
The Jan. 6 select committee declined to comment when reached by The Hill.