"QAnon" Takes Hold in the United States Mar 17, 2021 19:34:40 GMT
Post by Admin on Mar 17, 2021 19:34:40 GMT
The notorious “QAnon Shaman” made several stunning claims during his jailhouse interview with CBS News earlier this month—including that his actions during the Capitol riots were not an attack on the United States because authorities left the door open for the MAGA mob to enter.
“I didn’t break any windows,” Jacob Chansley said during the interview with 60 Minutes+ that aired March 4. “I didn’t break any doors. I didn’t cross any police barricades. I was peaceful. I was civil. I was calm.”
But a federal judge, who last week ordered Chansley to remain behind bars pending trial, insists the accused rioter “blatantly lied” during the interview about his easy entrance into the Capitol. And he has the receipts to prove it.
On Tuesday, the court released two videos to debunk Chansley’s claim, showing the chaos outside the Capitol on Jan. 6 as thousands of MAGA supporters smashed through the building’s windows. In the first video, first obtained by Law & Crime, Chansley is seen standing on scaffolding and holding an American flag above a sea of rioters being held back by law enforcement.
The second video shows a similar crowd right outside the Capitol doors, and people yelling “this is our country” as a man in an American-flag cowboy hat smashes a window and climbs through. Dozens of rioters are then seen entering through the window, while Chansley and several others storm a door next to the window. It wasn’t clear how the door was opened.
“This is our house,” someone is heard yelling behind Chansley, who is seen calmly walking down a Capitol hallway. There do not seem to be any law enforcement officers near the breached door and window, contradicting Chansley’s claim.
“Not only is [Chansley] unable to offer evidence substantiating his claim that he was waved into the Capitol, but evidence submitted by the government proves this claim false. A video submitted by the government captures rioters breaking through the windows of the Capitol building,” Judge Royce Lamberth said in a March 8 motion remanding Chansley into custody.
“At the same moment that rioters smash the glass and crawl through the windows, the video pans over to show a large group of rioters walking through an adjacent doorway into the Capitol building. Included in that group is [Chansley], who is easily identifiable by his horned headdress.”
Chansley, 33, from Phoenix, Arizona, was infamously photographed carrying a spear and a bullhorn and wearing a headdress made of coyote skin and buffalo horns during the siege. One of the first people to breach the Capitol and storm the Senate chamber, he admitted to leaving a chilling note for former Vice President Mike Pence that said, “justice is coming.” He was arrested on Jan. 9 and charged with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and demonstrating in a Capitol building.