“I’m concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress,” she said at a pretrial hearing, referencing Jones’s particularly outrageous recent rant about Rep. This line of argument is the most substantiative news to emerge out of the trial so far.
When I was writing a long piece about him last year, I called a dozen times or more over a period of weeks, only to be told by an employee that he wouldn’t be giving any press interviews in the foreseeable future.
Things took an awkward turn on the first day of the trial when her lawyer claimed Jones had forgotten 'basic facts' about his kids during a deposition because 'he had a big bowl of chili for lunch,' Austin 360 reported.
Jones was unable to recall what grade his children were in, according to a Buzzfeed reporter.
In 1998, he released his first film, America Destroyed By Design.
In 1998, Jones organized a successful effort to build a new Branch Davidian church, as a memorial to those who died during the 1993 fire that ended the government's siege of the original Branch Davidian complex near Waco, Texas.