A court filing in the case of one of the accused capital rioters reveals “strong evidence” that they intended to capture and murder members of Congress.
The statement comes in a motion filed by federal prosecutors in Arizona, who are seeking custody of Jacob Chansley in a pending trial. Chasli, also known as Jake Angeli, was seen wearing a horn, a fur headdress, and face paint during the riots.
The motion filed in federal court in Phoenix stated that Chansali should be detained because he wants to return to Washington for the inauguration.
The document states that the strong evidence, including Chancelle’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that Capitol rioters intended to assassinate and assassinate elected officials of the United States government.
However, it does not specify which of the Chansli’s statements indicate that intent, nor do the actual allegations against him make any reference to that intention. Chansali is accused of interfering with police, obstructing proceedings, entering the Capitol without authority, disorderly conduct and entering restricted areas.
His detention hearing is scheduled for 2:30 pm MT.
The document describes Chansley as an unemployed drug user with persistent mental problems.
“Chansley has spoken openly about his belief that he is an alien, a higher being, and that he is here to ascend to another reality on Earth,” the document says. It quotes him in a YouTube video as saying, “I am able to feel many different frequencies of light beyond my five senses and it allows me to see in these other higher dimensions.”
Chansali was among those whose image became the public face of Dangal. Donning a fur cap with horns and American-flag-inspired face paint, Angeli stabbed the Capitol bare-chested and then fired.
Last week Chansali said, “The fact that we had a bunch of traitors in our office, who put on their gas masks and retreated to their underground bunker, I understand is a win.”
Chansley is a QAnon-pro YouTuber who was one of the pro-Trump protesters who gathered outside the Maricopa County Election Department in Phoenix on November 5, claiming that the election was stolen.