By Ceren Senkul, news reporter
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has blamed "psychosis" for various controversial claims he has made, including that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.
Jones is host of Infowars, which produces conspiracy podcasts and videos, and he is currently being sued by the families of victims of the 2012 school shooting.
He alleged the massacre was part of a hoax constructed to legitimise gun control laws.
The Infowars host blamed psychosis in an out-of-court testimony as part of the lawsuit against him brought by the family of a six-year-old who was killed in the school shooting.
Twenty children and six adults were shot dead in Newtown, Connecticut when Adam Lanza, 20, stole his mother's guns after shooting and killing her at their home on 14 December 2012.
However, Jones is still suspicious about the authenticity of the Sandy Hook massacre, and is annoyed that his name has become synonymous with the event.
"Sandy Hook is not my identity," he says, "I covered it less than one tenth of 1% until Hillary [Clinton] gave her alt-right speech."
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Asked if he believes the official story of Sandy Hook, Jones says: "I still think… I think children died. I believe mass shootings happened – they just had one in Brazil, a tragedy – and I believe it's a crisis.
"And I go back to the point of all gun owners being collectively blamed, then it's traumatic and so people go and they find anomalies and I've kind of retrospectively gone back and seen how I did believe that stuff and then I go back and I have now studied the real anomalies and it's just the school system and government trying to cover its rear end from liability and so there has definitely been a cover-up of the event.
"I think there's a lot of evidence there could have been a second shooter, there is the helicopter footage of the man in the woods."
He added: "I still have questions about Sandy Hook – but I know people that know some of the Sandy Hook famRead More – Source