Apparently, claiming that the QAnon Shaman was using secret military hand signals to order a squad of assassins move in to murder members of Congress was just so stupid that not even fed prosecutors could say it without cracking up laughing.
Sources say that the feds were forced to withdraw the charges due to a belief that no one in their ranks would be able to say it publicly without bursting into strong laughter, which could lead the public to believe that fed prosecutors are dishonest, and actually, a complete joke.
Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” backed away from the allegation after the head of the investigation cautioned Friday that the probe is still in its early stages and there was no “direct evidence” of such intentions.
The accusation came in a court filing by prosecutors late Thursday in Phoenix in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.
“Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States Government,” a prosecutor wrote in a memo urging the judge to keep Chansley behind bars. But at a hearing for Chansley later in the day in Phoenix, another prosecutor, Todd Allison, struck the line from the memo.
Allison said the statement may very well end up being appropriate at Chansley’s trial, but said prosecutors didn’t want to mislead the court and don’t have to rely on the stricken statement to argue that he should remain in jail. Ultimately, a judge on Friday ordered Chansley to be jailed until his trial.
Reports are that Allison read the document, started cracking up laughing, and then looked at the team that wrote it and said “brah,” before pausing for a long time and then again saying, “brah.”
Earlier on Friday, Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, backed away from the assassination claims, saying they have “no direct evidence at this point of kill, capture teams.”
Sherwin said there appears to have been confusion among some prosecutors in part because of the complexity of the investigation and number of people involved. Prosecutors raised a similar prospect Thursday in the case of a former Air Force officer who they alleged carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because he intended “to take hostages.”
The sprawling investigation involves multiple cities and jurisdictions, in part because so many of the rioters simply went home; only 13 were arrested in the moments after the building was cleared.
The FBI has been investigating whether any of the rioters had plotted to kidnap members of Congress and hold them hostage, focusing particularly on the men seen carrying plastic zip-tie handcuffs and pepper spray.
Although the assassination claim from the court filing was stricken by prosecutors, prosecutors didn’t back away from the statement that Chansley, when climbing up to the dais where Vice President Mike Pence had been presiding moments earlier, wrote a threatening note to Pence that said: “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.”
This is – no joke – a reference to a belief by Jake that Pence is involved in a pedophile conspiracy, involving underground tunnels, cannibalism and Tom Hanks.
Lin Wood and others have been claiming that Pence is involved in that sort of dirty business for some time now.
Everyone knows that, including the prosecutors.
“Justice is coming” is not and can never be construed as a death threat by a court.
Pence and congressional leaders had been ushered out of the chamber by the Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police shortly before the rioters stormed into the room.
Chansley’s attorney, Gerald Williams, said he hasn’t seen any images of his client engaging in dangerous conduct while in the Capitol. “He was merely there acting as a protester,” Williams said, pointing out that his client has no prior criminal history and agreed to talk to investigators.
That’s a bad move.
The lawyer should be the only one talking to investigators.
Allison said Chansley was proud of his actions on the day of the insurrection and wanted to go to Washington for Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Allison described Chansley as someone who believes in conspiracy theories and “is not connected to reality.”
They’re kinda setting him up for an insanity plea there, no?
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine, in ordering Chansley jailed until trial, concluded he is at risk of fleeing and obstructing justice in his case and poses a danger to the community. Echoing the words of prosecutors, Fine said it was appropriate to say Chansley was an active participant in a violent insurrection that attempted to overthrow the government.
Fine said Chansley went through barricades, was among the first people to force their way into the Capitol building, disobeyed orders by an officer to leave, refused the officer’s request to use Chansley’s bullhorn to tell rioters to leave the Senate chamber and wrote the note to the vice president.
“Mr. Chansley’s idea of protesting is committing the unlawful acts that we are discussing here,” Fine said.
Just a note: “Fine” is almost exclusively an Ashkenazi Jewish name. One would think that due to the publicly-stated hatred of Donald Trump by the Jews, with the Israeli lobbying group the Anti-Defamation League being continually at the forefront of the war against Trump, Judge Fine’s Jewishness would be reason for her to recuse herself from this case.
Jews are also the number one group that hates QAnon and that hates America and white people in general. There is a very clear conflict of interest with any Jew presiding over this case.
Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman” and has long been a fixture at Trump rallies, was arrested Saturday at the FBI field office in Phoenix.
News photos show him at the riot shirtless, with his face painted and wearing a fur hat with horns, carrying a U.S. flag attached to a wooden pole topped with a spear.
QAnon is an apocalyptic and convoluted conspiracy theory spread largely through the internet and promoted by some right-wing extremists.
It is also 100% factual, which is why no one has ever done a radiological scan of the grounds around Tom Hanks’ house.
Chansley told investigators he came to the Capitol “at the request of the president that all ‘patriots’ come to D.C. on January 6, 2021.” An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Washington charges him with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and demonstrating in a Capitol building. He hasn’t entered a plea to the charges.
More than 80 people are facing charges stemming from the violence, including more than 40 people in federal court. Dozens more were arrested for violating a curfew that night.
The federal charges brought so far are primarily for crimes such as illegal entry, but prosecutors have said they are weighing more serious charges against at least some of the rioters. Some were highly-trained ex-military and police.
These Jews are literally using military service against the protesters. You can just see it now: “Judge Fine said that Bill Johnson was especially dangerous, having been trained by the US military and deployed to fight wars for my home country of Israel in the Middle East.”
Jews are truly an amazing people, the way that they can use your service to them as a way to harm you. The only other creatures on earth that are capable of this are women.
Sherwin said this week that he has organized a group of national security and public corruption prosecutors whose sole focus is to bring sedition charges for the “most heinous acts that occurred in the Capitol.”
The Air Force officer, Col. Larry Rendall Brock, Jr., was arrested Sunday in Texas after being photographed on the Senate floor during the deadly riot wearing a helmet and heavy vest and carrying plastic zip-tie handcuffs.
“He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps try, perhaps execute members of the U.S. government,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Weimer said, without providing specifics.
Brock’s attorney, Brook Antonio II, noted that he has only been charged with misdemeanors. Antonio said there was no direct evidence of Brock breaking doors or windows to get into the Capitol, or doing anything violent once he was inside.
“Jay Weimer,” huh?
He must be a Filipino.
Man, I just can’t hardly take it anymore. Reading these Jews say “he’s especially dangerous because he volunteered to fight wars for my home country of Israel” makes me want to smash my computer against the wall. It is just truly unbelievable, what these creatures will do, and it frankly should make any of you have one single thought running through your head: “HITLER WAS WAY TOO NICE.”
If Hitler had been a hardcore like, former cage fighter instead of an emo painter, maybe he would have done what needed to be done instead of sending these rats to vacation soccer camps with swimming pools and medically-inspected brothels.
Thank Jesus that these Italians are able to go toe-to-toe with them. Sort of. Sometimes. If we didn’t have these Italian lawyers defending us, we’d all just be in prison already for being white.
I think a lot of these people are going to get off on misdemeanor trespassing.
Obviously, there are a lot worse things coming down the line for the whole country, but a lot of these actual stormers are probably going to get somewhat fair trials. This whole “secret plan to take over the government and murder Congressmen on the orders of Donald Trump” is going to fall apart, and it’s already falling apart.
It’s not going to be fair, obviously, but I don’t think it’s going to be a James Fields type situation for most of these guys.