‘QAnon Shaman’ of January 6 Released from Prison
Jacob Chansley, the “QAnon Shaman,” as he has been nicknamed, has been released from prison after the footage of the January 6 protest at the federal capitol showed what really happened on that day in 2020.
The footage had been hidden by the Democrat-serving January 6 committee for 2 years and was made available to media after Republicans reclaimed control of the House in January 2023.
As reported in the media, Jacob Chansley was released 14 months earlier than the official end date of his 41-month prison sentence. The federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed his release, and his attorney stated that Chansley had been taken to a halfway house.
While his attorney did not mention any role of the January 6 footage released by the Republicans, conservative media and critics of January 6 prosecutions believe the footage is exculpatory in nature, and its release led to Chansley’s release from the federal prison.
The release of complete January 6 footage, withheld from the public by the anti-Trump committee formed by Democrats with select anti-Trump Republicans of their choice, revealed what millions of conservatives critical of the mainstream media’s narrative already knew – extensive framing and manipulation of the protest by federal law enforcement targeting MAGA conservatives.
The release of the footage through Tucker Carlson of Fox News provided exculpatory evidence for January 6 defendants who have been politically imprisoned by federal authorities to intimidate conservatives from questioning election fraud or protesting publicly.
In the case of Jacob Chansley, the previously hidden footage shows Capitol cops escorting Chansley down the halls of the building and through the doors as if intentionally letting him wander around, making no effort to stop or arrest him.
After the video became public, Chansley’s attorney demanded that his client be freed in light of the new evidence.
After the news of Chansley’s release, conservatives have started suggesting that he should sue the January 6 committee for withholding video evidence from the court that could prove his innocence.
Segments from the January 6 footage are slowly being released to the public. In a new video clip from the footage, shared on social media on Thursday, a DC cop on the rooftop appears to be masking up as ANTIFA on January 6 while his colleague assists him.
He is seen talking about going undercover as ANTIFA.