Jacob Chansley, the self-proclaimed “QAnon Shaman” who participated in the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, will not be released from jail before his trial, a federal judge determined Monday.
In court documents cited by CNN, Judge Royce Lamberth argued that Chansley’s statements claiming that ex President TrumpDonald Trump United States and South Korea Reach Agreement on Troop Cost Share Graham: Trump May Make Republican Party Bigger, Stronger, or ‘Could Destroy’ It Biden Nominates Female Generals Whose Promotions Allegedly Delayed Under Trump MORE Responsible for his alleged illegal entry into the Capitol building showed that Chansley did not regret his actions.
“The court determines that no condition or combination of release conditions will reasonably guarantee the defendant’s appearance as required [in court] or the safety of others and the community, “Lamberth ruled.
“The defendant characterizes himself as a peaceful person who was greeted at the Capitol building on January 6 by police officers. The Court does not find any of his many attempts to manipulate the evidence and minimize the seriousness of his actions convincing. “continued the judge.
Chansley faces multiple charges stemming from the Jan.6 assault, including violent entry and obstruction of official proceeding. He was one of the best known supporters of QAnon’s conspiracy to appear on Capitol Hill that day and allegedly left a note for the former vice president. Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceClyburn: Allowing filibuster to be used to deny voting rights would be ‘catastrophic’ Sunday shows progress: Manchin makes rounds after pivotal role in debate over coronavirus relief DeSantis, Pence tied in the Republican poll of 2024 MORE swearing “justice” if the election results were not annulled.
Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy believe the former president was involved in a shadow war with a global clique of Satan worshipers during his time in office.
Those who attended the Capitol riot did so in hopes of stopping Congressional certification of President BidenJoe Biden Legislators, Activists Recall Civil Rights Icons To Commemorate ‘Bloody Sunday’ Fauci Predicts High School Students Will Receive Coronavirus Vaccinations This Fall Biden Nominates Female Generals Whose Promotions Allegedly Delayed Under Trump MOREVictoria, which occurred the same day.
FBI officials said this week they have already arrested hundreds of people suspected of being involved in the riots and are looking for hundreds more.