Politik

Han er Trumps ven og står bag den ondeste konspiration af alle. Men nu falder hammeren

USA's mest kendte konspirationsteoretiker, Alex Jones, som var med til at få Donald Trump valgt til præsident i 2016, synes ustoppelig. Men nu rammes han på sit nok ømmeste punkt.

Alex Jones taler i megafon på gaden i Texas under en protest imod covid-19-restriktioner i juni 2020. Konspirationsteoretikeren er en nær støtte af Donald Trump. Foto: Sergio Flores/Reuters Photo by: zz/STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2021 2/21/21 Feds probe Alex Jones over his role in the Capitol riot. 1/6/21 The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. was breached by thousands of protesters during a "Stop The Steal" rally in support of President Donald Trump during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The demonstrators were protesting the results of the 2020 United States presidential election where Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden. While there was a significant police presence attempting to keep the peace - including law enforcement officers and agents from The U.S. Capitol Police, The Virginia State Police, The Metropolitan Police of The District of Columbia, The National Guard, and The FBI - demonstrators used chemical irritants to breach the interior of The Capitol Building. This, while the Democratic Party gained control of The United States Senate - sweeping the Georgia Runoff Election and securing two additional seats. (Washington, D.C.) Alex Jones fra Infowars taler under et tidligere Donald Trump  stævne i Ohio i USA. Foto: Lucas Jackson/Ritzau Scanpix.

Alex Jones’ anklage kunne ikke være mere ondskabsfuld. Men han syntes ligeglad, og i dag har USA’s mest kendte konspirationsteoretiker presset af retssager til sit eneste forsvar sagt, at han blot led under »en form for psykose«, som fik ham til at tro på ting, der ikke fandtes.

Nu indhentes han dog af sin fortid. Af endnu en dommer, denne gang i Connecticut, er han dømt til at betale erstatning for sin vildeste konspiration nogensinde. Men hvad handler den om, og hvem i alverden er Alex Jones?..

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