QAnon Shaman’s Family Reportedly Urged Him Not to Plead Guilty, Believing Reinstated Trump Would Pardon Him

Jacob Chansley apparently doesn’t want to be called the “QAnon Shaman” anymore, but he was in the headlines again on Friday, and pretty much every news outlet did in fact refer to him with that moniker. And he didn’t want to spent any more time behind bars, but well, he’s not going to get his way on that issue either.

Chansley, one of the more memorable alleged participants in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol with his facepaint and fur hat with the giant horns, pled guilty to a felony during a virtual court hearing on Friday, with DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth accepting the deal.

According to CNN, the plea agreement involves Chansley pleading guilty to one of the most serious out of the six charges filed against him. As part of the deal, the Department of Justice agreed to accept around 3.5 to 4.5 years in prison (out of a maximum 20 years) and $2,000 in restitution for damage caused to the Capitol (out of a maximum fine of up to $250,000). Chansley will also get credit for time already served.

Chansley’s attorney, Al Watkins, requested for his client to be released from jail prior to sentencing, a request which the DOJ opposed, as they have opposed his prior attempts to get his client released.

Watkins has argued for months that his client was “peaceful,” but DOJ prosecutors pointed to a threatening-sounding note Chansley left in the Senate chambers for Vice President Mike Pence and the spear-tipped flagpole he was carrying, which they considered a weapon.

Chansley pleaded guilty to obstructing the Electoral College proceedings. He wasn’t accused of attacking anyone, but he breached the Senate chamber with a flagpole that DOJ called a weapon, because it was tipped with a spear. So he got the felony plea deal. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/EUxa6N4oNK

— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) September 3, 2021

Another interesting tidbit reported by CNN reporter Marshall Cohen: Chansley’s family members had urged him to reject the plea deal because “they believe Trump is going to be reinstated and then will grant him a pardon.”

Family members of the so-called “QAnon Shaman,” real name Jacob Chansley, were urging him not to plead guilty today because they believe Trump is going to be reinstated and then will grant him a pardon, Chansley’s attorney said. Full story on the plea –> https://t.co/BQ2AbxWvBq

— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) September 3, 2021

This seems to have been inspired by a conspiracy theory popular among certain supporters of former President Donald Trump, that some sort of proof would magically appear that the 2020 election was fraudulent and he would be sworn back into office in August.

That did not happen in August, and it’s not going to happen in September, October, or any of the months after that. The U.S. Constitution has no mechanism to remove a president in such a manner, and before the end of his term on January 20, 2021, Trump pardoned exactly zero of those charged with participating in the Capitol riot.

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6 thoughts on “QAnon Shaman’s Family Reportedly Urged Him Not to Plead Guilty, Believing Reinstated Trump Would Pardon Him

  1. How stupid and gullible can the family be! No wonder why he was such a dumb yahoo, dressing the way he did so he could easily be identified.

  2. Don’t count on Trump to pardon or help you. LOOK at ALL he’s let happen to this country !
    Assange and Snowden thought the same thing and they have been totally ignored.
    You need to be a Kushner family criminal with princess Ivanka biting at his ears and heels to get a pardon from him !

    And 2024 is way too late for anything. I doubt there will even BE an “America” by then.
    Unless the CSA South Nation claims their rightful South Nation back into their hands, I see no future for America.

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