1.16.2021

US takes back its Claim that Capitol rioters wanted to capture and assassinate elected officials

US takes back its Claim that Capitol rioters wanted to capture and assassinate elected officials

According to the reports, The US Justice Department prosecutors have taken back their statement in a court filing that said the Capitol rioters Planned to capture and assassinate elected officials''.

On Thursday, In a statement that was released, it was revealed by the US Justice department that strong evidence suggested the plan of the rioters was to as they plan to assassinate the Vice president, Mike Pence and also the Congress Members
US takes back its Claim that Capitol rioters wanted to capture and assassinate elected officials
On Friday, January 15, A federal Prosecutor in Arizona asked a Magistrate Judge in a hearing to Implement the allegation in a recent court Filing about the defendant Jacob Anthony Chansley, a man who is alleged to have led some in the crowd in the first wave into the Capitol as he was seen with an horn wearing a fur headdress and also holding a Spear.

Jacob Chansley who is also also known as the "QAnon Shaman", "Q Shaman" and "Yellowstone Wolf", is an American conspiracy theorist, actor, and activist who participated in the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.

Now prosecutors want to remove the allegation that he and other protestors wanted to assassinate elected officials.


The entire line the prosecutors want to omit from their court filing is:

"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."


The move comes a few hours after Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said at a press conference there was "no direct evidence of kill and capture teams" at this time in the siege of the Capitol building.


In court, Todd Allison, a line prosecutor for the Justice Department in Arizona, said;

"We do not want to mislead the court by discussing the strength of any specific evidence" related to his intent, Allison said.


Chansley will remain in jail as he awaits trial, a judge decided on Friday, after the Justice Department portrayed him as a leader among the rioters.

Chansley's attorney said he is not violent.


"He loved Trump, every word. He listened to him. He felt like he was answering the call of our president," Chansley's attorney Al Watkins, appearing on CNN Thursday night, said.




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