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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:43 AM

QAnon shaman accidentally unravels GOP impeachment defense: 'He came at the request of the president

January 14, 2021
Travis Gettys


House Republicans defended President Donald Trump from impeachment by insisting that he never encouraged his supporters to violently storm the U.S. Capitol, but court documents show those insurrectionists believed they were carrying out his orders.

The president addressed supporters Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., where he urged them to "peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard" by marching on the Capitol, and GOP lawmakers seized on those words in their impeachment defense -- but one of the most recognizable figures in the siege told investigators he was doing what he believed Trump wanted.




"Your affiant and an FBI agent spoke on the phone with [Jacob] CHANSLEY, who confirmed that he was the male in the face paint and headdress in the Vice President's chair in the Senate," investigators said in an affidavit filed in court. "CHANSLEY stated that he came as a part of a group effort, with other 'patriots' from Arizona, at the request of the President that all 'patriots' come to D.C. on January 6, 2021."

Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli or the "QAnon shaman," was photographed numerous times carrying a six-foot spear inside the Capitol, including shots of him standing on the dais inside the Senate chamber, in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election win.

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https://www.rawstory.com/jacob-angeli/

https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/press-release/file/1351941/download









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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:03 AM

1. Holy Sh*t!

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:15 AM

2. That makes my blood run cold.

The threat is far from gone.

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:31 AM

3. Maybe the organic kale

is acting like truth serum...

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:35 AM

4. If Trump instructed them to jump off a cliff, they'd bum rush each other to the edge.

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Sat Jan 16, 2021, 06:52 PM

5. I have special dietary restrictions

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