The man who stormed on January 6 disguised as a Sioux warrior, with a hat with horns and without a shirt on the Capitol in Washington and momentarily presided over the US Senate has asked the outgoing president, Donald Trump, to grant him a pardon.
This was announced by Albert Watkins, the lawyer of Jacob Albert Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, a member of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement who calls himself “Yellowstone Wolf” on his YouTube channel, local media said Thursday .
“Given the peaceful and obedient manner in which Mr. Chansley conducted himself, it would be appropriate and honorable for the President to forgive Mr. Chansley and other peaceful like-minded people.”, Affirmed the defender of the subject whose presence in the Capitol went viral on social networks and drew the attention of thousands of people.
According to the Justice Department, Chansley has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or land without legal authority, and of violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds.
The assault against that compound left five people dead, including a police officer from the Legislative building.
Chansley turned himself in to the authorities and has been in custody since last Saturday.
His lawyer alleged, in statements reproduced by the publication The Hill, that your client “I had heard the frequently repeated words of President Trump.”
“The words and the invitation of a president are supposed to mean something,” he defended.
This Thursday, The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, revealed that more than 100 people have been arrested in connection with the assault on the Capitol, in actions that have been carried out in places like Phoenix (Arizona), Dallas (Texas) and Honolulu, in the Hawaiian archipelago.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed the start of a political trial against Trump, the second he faces since his arrival at the White House, under the accusation of “incitement to insurrection” for the assault on the Capitol.
After that action, se security measures have been tightened in Washington ahead of the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as new president, a ceremony that Trump anticipated he will not attend.
On the other hand, Angeli refuses to eat at the detention center where he is arrested, since he only eats organic food, and the security guards do not provide this type of food.
He has not eaten since he was arrested, his attorney said in a virtual hearing in federal court on Monday, according to The Arizona Republic. “Follow an extremely restrictive diet, perhaps for religious reasons”, He assured.
His mother, Martha Chansley, explained her son’s situation. “You get sick if you don’t eat organic food,” he said, according to the newspaper. “You need to eat.” he claimed.
In the virtual appearance in court, Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine said she was “deeply concerned” and asked the defendant’s attorney to resolve the issue with the US Marshals.
With information from EFE