InfoWars founder Alex Jones mocked the $965 million verdict against him, calling it a "total joke," a "railroad job," a blatant effort to silence and bankrupt him, and an affront to freedom of speech and opinion, adding to Newsmax that there is a 99% chance he can get it overturned on appeal.
"So, look, nobody's talking about the appeal," Jones, who was sued by Sandy Hook victims' families and an FBI agent, told Thursday's "Eric Bolling The Balance." "We are very, very sure — like 99% — that this is such a joke, this thing is such a fiasco, such a kangaroo court, such a railroad job that these will be overturned, both the Texas rulings and the Connecticut rulings, at the Supreme Court of Connecticut and Texas, if not the Supreme Court of the United States.
"But it doesn't matter at the end of the day. I don't have $10 million cash. I got a couple of houses, a couple million bucks in the bank. It's a total joke. And so if they think they're gonna get 900-plus million dollars, they're gravely mistaken."
Jones told host Eric Bolling in the exclusive interview after the ruling, the astronomical numbers in the ruling are "just not reality based" and ultimately will not be received by the plaintiffs.
"They put in attorneys' fees for $400 million, as if that really cost him $400 million to persecute me in the last four years," Jones noted, breaking down total rulings being made against him for once questioning whether the deadly Sandy Hook shooting actually happened.
"So they're asking again for over a billion and a half dollars. They've had a jury, who was told I was already guilty, say that I owe $965 million. Well, guess what? You can't get blood out of a stone."
Jones told Bolling his opinion on Sandy Hook is not worth what the ruling claims, adding it originated in an effort by Democrats like Hillary Clinton to start the attacks on their political enemies.
"I didn't kill their kids," Jones said. "You know, it's like O.J. Simpson was found civilly guilty of murdering two people. He paid $33.5 million. So I didn't murder anybody. I just question the public event. I didn't send people to harass anybody — hardly ever even talked about it.
"It wasn't an issue for the first five to six years when Hillary ran against [Donald] Trump. She ran against Trump on Sandy Hook and a little short clip she edited of me, and then the Democrats actually believed I was the Sandy Hook man.
"Four years ago, they filed this lawsuit. They got all the discovery, our bank records, our documents, our emails. They had no case, so they default to this; and they had this huge show trial and then gave 15 defendants tens of millions of dollars apiece. An FBI agent, never said his name, didn't even know who he was; and he sued me four years ago. He was given $90 million.
"Under Connecticut law and under Texas law, they also sued me. You can't sue somebody when we haven't said their name, but these judges don't care."
Jones also noted the lawyers for the plaintiffs clearly cared more about putting InfoWars out of business than getting the huge dollars they sought.
"This group came out and said at a press conference to my listeners: 'Don't buy his products, don't support him, because we're gonna shut him down,'" Jones added to Bolling. "See, they don't even want money for their plaintiffs. They want to shut us down.
"So I'm in Chapter 11, subchapter 5 bankruptcy, which is not a liquidation. It's a reorganization. So as long as I want to work, basically for free, I mean, instead of making $2 million a year, and a half million dollars a year under it, I'm happy to do that.
"InfoWars will continue on because the bankruptcy is going to be successful, as long as listeners and people support us."
Jones also said "good luck" getting any money out of him.
"Under Texas law: can't get my house, can't get my car; I'm not into a bunch of stuff; I'm not into fancy garbage," Jones said. "I care about free speech.
"So, Mark Twain once said, 'Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.' And that is exactly what I'm saying here. And to quote John Paul Jones, the founder of the U.S. Navy, when his ship — one-third the size of the British ship — was sinking, they yelled across on their bullhorn and said, 'Are you ready to surrender?'
"He said, 'Surrender? I have only begun to fight.'"
Jones told Bolling the Sandy Hook issue was long apologized for, admitted it was not a hoax, and resurfaced only because Jones was a conservative and backing Trump.
"They targeted me because of Trump; they went after me over the Trump thing," Jones said, before concluding: "I didn't kill the children. Adam Lanza did."
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