Former Lawyer for ‘QAnon Shaman’ Says Client Wasn’t Shown Jan 6 Footage

The former lawyer for “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley claimed Chansley was not shown Tucker Carlson’s January 6 surveillance footage. The videos may have aided Chansley, showing him walking alongside U.S. Capitol police. Prosecutors instead charged Chansley with violent entry and disorderly conduct. Lawyer Albert Watkins said to Fox News, “This is a man who had tremendous intelligence … very gentle, very, very articulate who was diagnosed 15 years earlier by the government with a mental health issue- and the government knew that.” Watkins added, “The government knew through three hearings when we begged and pleaded to get this man out of solitary confinement, literally falling into an abyss, mentally.”

From The Epoch Times:

“This is about our justice system being so compromised, the very integrity and core of that, which we wore as a badge of honor for the entirety of our nation’s history, has been rendered a vile, disgusting mess by a Department of Justice that was running amok,” Watkins told the channel. “And they didn’t share the video of my client, the footage from my client with nine officers surrounding him peacefully, wandering about, trying to help them, trying to get him access to the Senate chamber. They didn’t because it didn’t fit their narrative.”