A clash ensued between the Connecticut judge presiding over the Sandy Hook case against Alex Jones and his attorney Norm Pattis after Hillary Clinton was brought up during cross-examination of a witness.
The contentious exchange came Tuesday after Pattis began a line of questioning suggesting outrage over Jones’ opinions regarding Sandy Hook began after Hillary Clinton brought it up during her infamous “Deplorables” campaign speech in 2016.
But Judge Barbara Bellis quickly sustained an objection about the relevance of questions regarding Clinton, prompting Pattis to shift to Jones’ interview with Megyn Kelly in 2017 that also saw Sandy Hook brought up once again.
At this point, Judge Bellis instructed the jury to leave the room and began excoriating Pattis for asking the witness, former FBI agent Bill Aldenberg, the wrong questions.
“It’s our contention that this issue was largely dead until Hillary Clinton made a campaign issue of it in 2016,” Pattis told the judge, who indicated that the matter had been settled and overruled Pattis.
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