Jacob Anthony Chansley was pressured to “reconcile” his shamanistic religion in Donald Trump after the previous president rejected his pardon solely to grant clemency to non-public colleagues and pals, like Lil’ Wayne.
In a movement for pre-trial launch that begins with a misattributed quote to Mark Twain, legal professionals say the so-called QAnon shaman is a piece in progress of “self-analysing” who’s dedicating his life to artwork, writing and dealing with kids.
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” the movement begins, attributing a quote to Mr Twain that most likely originated centuries earlier courtesy of satirist Jonathan Swift.
The movement for pre-trial launch filed within the US District Court mentioned Mr Chansley has been “very grateful” for the efforts to accommodate his dietary wants, following his starvation strike till receiving natural meals.
“That being said, and without casting aspersions on the efforts of authorities in this regard, the defendant has experienced significant digestive tract issues for which medical consultation has been sought,” the movement mentioned.
Attorney Albert Watkins writes within the movement that Mr Chansley’s counsel reached out to former White House chief of employees Mark Meadows to substantiate a request for a presidential pardon following his arrest.
“After the defendant noted former president Trump’s pardoning of his friends and colleagues and Lil’ Wayne, the Defendant was compelled to reconcile his prior faith in former president Trump with the actions and words of former president Trump,” the movement mentioned.
Mr Chansley supplied to testify towards the ex-president on the impeachment trial, saying he was one of many people incited by Mr Trump’s actions and speech at The Ellipse on 6 January.
The provide was not taken up by the Democratic House impeachment managers.
The movement offers additional perception into Mr Chansley, his shamanistic religion, and his occupation as a printed creator and artist, and living by the precept of Ahimsa, which promotes a life that does no hurt to any living being.
Mr Chansley’s legel staff submitted into proof examples of his artwork and listings on Amazon for his books, One Mind At a Time: A Deep State of Illusion, written beneath the title Jacob Angeli, and Will & Power: Inside the Living Library, written beneath the title Loan Wolf.
Lawyers additionally mentioned that Mr Chansley has been held in solitary confinement since being taken into custody because of Covid-19 necessities, and that his Shamanic beliefs preclude him from taking any vaccinations.
They mentioned the anti-vaccination perception system was a problem whereas serving on the USS Kittyhawk for 2 years till his service was reduce quick over his refusal to take an anthrax vaccine.
“The defendant needs to substantiate as a matter of report herein that his present self-analysing is a piece in progress, one which has given rise to his conclusion that he [has] zero curiosity in coping with and addressing all issues political,” the movement says.