• Former lawyer for 'QAnon Shaman' says Jan. 6 footage wasn't shown to cl

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 9 08:30:41 2023
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    By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Published March 9, 2023

    The ex-lawyer for Jacob Chansley, the Navy veteran known widely in the
    media as the "QAnon Shaman" for his outlandish look during the Capitol
    riot on Jan. 6, told Fox News' Tucker Carlson he had not seen the newly-released footage that could have aided his client against federal charges.

    Chansley, who famously went shirtless and donned face paint and a
    horned hat while carrying an American flag on the day Congress
    certified President Biden's election victory, was portrayed as the
    leader of pro-Trump rioters who violently attacked Capitol Police
    officers and defaced the Capitol Building. However, the over 40,000
    hours of Capitol footage exclusively obtained by "Tucker Carlson
    Tonight" show him being escorted around by Capitol Police without

    At one point, at least nine police officers were seen in close
    proximity to Chansley, and none of them slowed him down.

    Chansley was later arrested and federally charged for "knowingly
    entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without
    lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on
    Capitol grounds." He was sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

    Albert Watkins, the former attorney for Chansley, told Tucker Carlson
    on Wednesday that he had not seen the Jan. 6 footage first shared
    Monday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" while serving his client.

    Watkins said the footage proves Chansley did not have all the evidence
    to decide whether he should go to trial or take a plea. (He ultimately
    took a plea.}

    "This is a man who had tremendous intelligence, [is] very gentle, very,
    very articulate who was diagnosed 15 years earlier by the government
    with a mental health issue- and the government knew that," Watkins told Carlson. "The government knew through three hearings when we begged and
    pleaded to get this man out of solitary confinement, literally falling
    into an abyss, mentally."

    "And through each of those three hearings that government assistant
    U.S. attorney knew the most important aspect of that hearing was that
    Jake was not violent. The government knew," he continued. "They knew
    that Jake had walked around with all of these police officers. They had
    that video footage I didn't get. It wasn't disclosed to me. It wasn't
    provided to me."


    When the truth comes out it will show Nancy Pelosi wanted that riot to
    happen, and did nothing to prevent it. She wanted people to enter the

    Trump told Pelosi she should have ten thousand National Guard standing
    by, she refused. She was in charge of security.

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