Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Prosecutors said in a new trial there was “strong evidence” that the pro-Trump rioters who broke into the US Capitol last week intended to “arrest and murder elected US government officials,” including Vice President Mike Pence.
Prosecutors also noted in the file that “news reports suggest that the siege of the US Capitol may just be the beginning of potentially violent actions by the president [Donald] Trump’s supporters. “
In the file of US attorney from Arizona, Michael Bailey, a judge was asked on Friday to arrest Jacob Chansley, one of the most notorious January 6 rioters, without bail. They said he planned to return to Washington next week for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
“Chansley is a self-appointed QAnon leader,” said a group of conspiracy theorists who believe many US lawmakers are part of a ring of child molesters and satan worshipers.
“Chansley is an active participant in a violent uprising that sought to overthrow the United States government and has made himself the best-known symbol of it,” the prosecutor wrote.
Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, undermined the idea of evidence of attacks by the rioters during a press conference late Friday.
“At the moment we have no direct evidence of kill capture teams,” said Sherwin, whose office has brought charges against Chansley and other rioters.
Sherwin said “there might be a split” between his office and those of federal attorneys in Arizona and Texas who have made similar allegations.
But the Arizona file says Chansley, wearing complexion and a hat with horns, ran to a Senate podium “where Vice President Pence had presided over and started posing only minutes earlier” to have his picture taken by others Rioters.
Pence chaired a joint congressional session that day to officially confirm the election of Biden as president.
A protester yells in the Senate Chamber in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
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“Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to arrest and murder elected officials in the United States government,” the prosecutors wrote on their file.
“Chansley left a note on the podium of the Senate Chamber where Vice President Mike Pence had chaired the meeting minutes earlier warning,” It is only a matter of time before justice comes. “
Prosecutors said that when the FBI questioned Chansley about the meaning of his words, he “did a lengthy disgrace describing current and former United States leaders as infiltrators, particularly Vice President Mike Pence.”
“He said he was able to get into the United States Senate in DC ‘by the grace of God’.” Chansley said he was glad he was in the vice president’s chair because Vice President Pence is a traitor to child trafficking, “the file said.
While Chansley, also known as Jacob Angeli, claimed that he did not mean the note as a threat, “the government disagrees sharply,” the file reads.
A protester holds a mannequin with a noose marked “traitor” on it during a protest at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, the United States, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
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The prosecutor noted, “Chansley has also expressed an interest in returning to Washington DC for the inauguration and later told the FBI, ‘I’ll still go, you’d better believe.'”
“‘Sure I would want to be there, as a protester, as a protester, f–‘ a ‘,” he said, according to the file.
In a video interview outside the Capitol when he and other rioters were leaving the complex, Chansley said he had left the Senate and “the cops just walked out with me.”
He also said the mob would leave because Trump posted a message asking them to do so and that the rioters “won” the day.
“We won by sending a message to the Senators and Congressmen. We won by sending a message to Pence: If you don’t … do what your oath is, do it if you do not complying with the constitution, then we’ll remove you, but one way or another, “said Chansley.
ProPublica reported that last month two women had warned Capitol Police about Chansley, whom they had seen “strangely dressed” and “with a spear” outside the building.
“He was a character you would recognize – Jacob Chansley, the QAnon supporter in a Viking outfit, who was photographed from the podium in the Senate Chamber last week,” said ProPublica of the women Melissa Byrne and Chibundu Nnake.
“They alerted Capitol Police at the time the spear appeared to be violating the complex’s gun ban, but officials denied their concern, they said,” ProPublica said.
“One officer told them that Chansley had been stopped earlier in the day but that the ‘senior’ cops had decided not to take any action against him.”
“We do not perceive it as a weapon,” Nnake recalled of the officer who spoke about the spear, “says the article.
Byrne tweeted Friday, writing, “I am extremely angry that I reported this to the USCP on December 14th for carrying a gun on the Capitol Grounds seething. Imagine he was arrested and investigated.”
Senator Ben Sasse, R-Neb, who was one of the most vocal critics of Trump in his own party, said in a statement Friday, “Mad dealers will try to whitewash the Capitol attack, bad apples got out of hand. This is wrong. .. These men weren’t drunk and loud – they were terrorists who attacked this country’s constitutional transfer of power. They failed, but they were dangerously close to a bloody constitutional crisis. “”
Trump was charged Tuesday by the House of Representatives for instigating the mob that stormed the Capitol complex after a rally on the Ellipse calling on supporters to help him reverse Biden’s election.
Also on Friday, the New York Times reported that the FBI is investigating 37 people in an investigation into the riot murder of Capitol policeman Brian Sicknick.
The Times cited an FBI memo sent to the private sector and others.
Four other people died in the riot, including an Air Force veteran who subscribed to the QAnon theory and was shot trying to climb through a broken window in the House of Representatives building.