‘He has an obligation to them’: Attorney for ‘QAnon shaman’ asks Trump to pardon rioters

…from Politico

[ Editor’s note: I have to say I did not expect to see ‘The Devil made me do it’ defense this early in the game. For those who think that is an unfair statement, then my fallback position is that the shaman’s attorney is offering the “Pied Piper defense”, that his client just followed the flute in a hypnotic state.

Be on the look out for grifter public attorneys competing as to who can come up with the most loony defense so the attorney can come out of this with the free publicity as a “creative” thinker and the ‘go to’ guy for insurrection defense talent.

While the Riot Trumpers may view this as fun and games now, when the investigators have finished drilling down into the roots of the riot, the defense people will take a more serious tone when the accessory to murder charges begin.

The Feds are not going to rush that as they want all their ducks in a row, especially the case law. For now the dead are almost forgotten, but they will be resurrected when the murder charges fill the news headlines.

Watch how fast the smirks and smiles will disappear. But that will not be the end of it. The sifting through the social media is expected to trigger a lot of felony conspiracy charges. Many of these people are going to get hit with multiple charges, and learn that being a revolutionary is not the fun they thought it was going to be… Jim W. Dean ]

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This Capitol police officer almost beaten to death will not be buying that the Shaman was just exercising his freedom of speech

First published … January 15, 2021

The lawyer for the “QAnon shaman” who was part of the deadly siege of the Capitol last week publicly petitioned President Donald Trump on Thursday to pardon his client.

In an interview on CNN, attorney Albert Watkins said his client, Jacob Chansley, “felt like he was answering the call of our president” when he stormed the nation’s seat of government last Wednesday during a riot that resulted in the deaths of at least five people.

…In a filing on Thursday, prosecutors said Chansley was as “an active participant in” and “the most prominent symbol of” what they described as a “violent insurrection.” Prosecutors also said Chansley had expressed his intention of returning to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.

The language in the filing suggests more severe charges, such as sedition or insurrection, could be coming for those involved in the siege.

Watkins, Chansley’s attorney, said on Thursday that his client, “like a lot of other disenfranchised people in our country, felt very, very, very solidly in sync” with the president — suggesting Chansley was incited to storm the Capitol in Trump’s name.

“He felt like his voice was, for the first time, being heard,” Watkins said. “And what ended up happening, over the course of the lead-up to the election, over the course of the period from the election to Jan. 6 — it was a driving force by a man he hung his hat on, he hitched his wagon to. He loved Trump. Every word, he listens to him.”

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Those who have observed trumps doings during his period in the office they must have seen that his son in law Kushner is alway not only present but is watching him as if to make sure that Trump is following the Script. I am certain that this was a carefully planed putsch by elements within and without the country. We know where Kushener’s loyalty lise and we know that ” unhinged ” president has spent all his time in the office to work not for US but for those with whome Kushner’s loyalty lies. To me Trump is less of Criminal in this episode. The real criminals are those who were shocked that at last they had a president in the USA who will be totally under control through the man who was 24/7 with him. They were shocked that American people had woken up to what Trump was about. They thus decided to take over US and no doubt Kushner advised Trump WHAT had to be done and HOW it was to be done.
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  2. You have to remember, Jim, what I told you a few weeks ago: Fully one-quarter of Americans think the Sun goes around the Earth. You Googled it and found out it was true. This corresponds with the roughly 50% of Republicans who still think Trump won the election. They aren’t the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree to begin with, so it isn’t surprising that they would follow him right over the cliff into felony murder at the Capitol, even though he will skip the country and let them take the fall.

  3. Going back to Cambridge Analytica,…harvesting data and targeting aggregate groups with key words , on particular days, is childs play. Why do we even schedule inauguration for Jan 20 ?
    It is King on the Mountain time, Foreman, Frazier, and Ali all born during that 10 day period, as well as a huge majority of the old style mob bosses, Colosimo, Torrio, Capone, all 3,…Masseria, Bonnagio, Bananno, Wexler, Rothstein, Nucky Johnson, and even PJ Kennedy.
    It is a “thing”. Key words can be used with knowledge of time to sway nearly any person, and most of the time, it’s just a nudge, then like minded are brought together. Tax Day is April 15th for a very good reason. Ancient stuff.

  4. The way it works, they start charging the idiots in order to get them to Rat Upward.

    This is pot selling 101. Too, bad that these guys abstained in that early childhood education.

  5. A lot of right wing sites are trying to spin this guy as if he was an Antifa infiltrator. The right can’t even own their own BS.

  6. “…Many of these people are going to get hit with multiple charges, and learn that being a revolutionary is not the fun they thought it was going to be…”

    Jim, I see other one side effect in above sentence it may have at trumpters eyes and thinking way, in order to evade and avoid this dark future, if yet they will be “get hit” anyway, then path to follow could be to broaden and deepen the revolution in 5 days remaining.

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