‘QAnon Shaman’ seeking a pardon from Trump for ‘answering the call of our president’

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Jacob Chansley, also known as “QAnon Shaman,” was arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol last week. On “Cuomo Prime Time,” Thursday, his attorney Al Watkins defended his client’s actions by insisting President Trump invited him.
“My client wasn't violent,” said Watkins. “He didn't cross over any police lines. He didn't assault anyone. He was there at the invitation of our president.”
President Trump allegedly encouraged his supporters to intervene during the electoral college certification on January 6th. The violent assault on the Capitol left five people dead and also resulted in Trump becoming the only U.S. president to be impeached twice. Before Trump leaves office on January 20th, Watkins believes he should pardon many of his supporters, starting with Chansely.
“Trump needs to stand up and own these people,” he said. “He owes them, he has an obligation to them, he has an obligation to our nation.”
When asked what obligations the president has, Watkins replied, “A pardon.”