Alex Jones says he recorded entire interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly

Three days before the official release of NBC host Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the InfoWars creator released a portion of a secretly-recorded audio clip from that interview.

Some top people at CNN have come to Megyn Kelly's defense in the wake of criticism she's received for interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, but say NBC News hasn't done itself any favors.

Jones described Kelly, when they met as having been "like all 'I want to get steaks with you, I want to have sex with you - oh my god, wailing around in her seat".

Jones said he taped NBC's actual interview as well and would call out the network if its edited version betrayed him.

"I knew it was a fraud, that it was a lie", Jones said.

Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence group, said it had asked Kelly to step down as host of its Wednesday-night gala in Washington. We've got it all ... "And so you're going to hear what I actually said".

"It just reminded me you're just like anybody, you're a dad, and go through the same things we go through, and I thought that would be an interesting story to tell... this is not going to be a contentious, gotcha exchange".

Jones, a controversial host on InfoWars.com and a founder of the site, had claimed that the 2012 shooting that left 20 children and six adults in Sandy Hook dead was a hoax. "I don't double-cross", Kelly reportedly says in the leaked audio.

The letter, addressed to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack and other network executives, is the latest effort by Sandy Hook families to keep Jones' extremist views from gaining prime time exposure.

Kelly's decision to interview Jones has been controversial from the start.

CT station WVIT has decided not to air the interview.

NBC responded with a statement accusing Jones of trying "distract" from the real issues.

According to Variety, at a CNN press event Thursday, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and "New Day" anchors Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota discussed the news value of the segment as well as the way NBC News had teased it in a short video preview.

Jones claims Kelly "attacked" him in the primetime interview, even though she promised to be fair and have her producer check with him to make sure his comments were not taken out of context.

Megyn Kelly has defended the decision to conduct and air the interview, while also slamming Jones' hoax claims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Kelly, who interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the June 4 premiere of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly", said on Twitter that President Donald Trump has praised Jones and been on his show.

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