Megyn Kelly takes Alex Jones to task on Sandy Hook conspiracy theory during NBC News interview

Megyn Kelly didn't let Alex Jones off the hook easily during her controversial interview with him on "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly."

Kelly said that Jones' theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 young children "didn't happen" was "outrageous" before taking him to task on his past comments.

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"At that point, I knew that were was some cover up and manipulation," Jones said in response to Kelly's initial questioning about his theory that the shooting was a "giant hoax." "That is pretty much what I believed. But then I was also going's devil's advocate [and] then we know there are mass shootings, and these things [do] happen."

"You're trying to have it all ways," Kelly launched back at Jones.

"No, I'm not!" he retorted.

"You wrongly went out there and said it was a hoax," she shot back. "That's wrong!"

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"I already answered your question. Listeners and other people are covering this. I didn't create that story," Jones said before trying to sway the conversation in a new direction by talking about the mainstream media and other issues he has with it.

"That's a dodge!" Kelly interrupted. "That doesn't excuse what you did and said about Newton, and you know it."

The heated exchange should've appeased viewers who were concerned with Kelly "normalizing" Jones and his extremist viewpoints and theories. Though she didn't get an apology out of Jones for his shocking comments, she did indeed grill him for his troublesome statements.

During a voiceover, Kelly said that Jones "never completely disavowed his previous statements" claiming that the parents of the Sandy Hook victims were hired actors.

At another point during the interview, Jones said he wasn't friends with President Donald Trump, though he admitted to being "friendly" with him and that Trump has called him on numerous occasions.

"My influence on Trump is way lower than what the MSM [mainstream media] has said," Jones said in defense of his relationship with the president.

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At the beginning of Sunday's episode of her new NBC News program, Kelly also called attention to the fierce criticism she received for sitting down with Jones and NBC News' decision to air the interview.

"Some thought we shouldn't broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren't just offensive, they're dangerous," she said. "But here's the thing: Alex Jones isn't going away. Over the years his YouTube channel has racked up 1.3 billion views, he has millions of listeners and the ear of our current president."

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