Jacob Chansley, also known as Jacob Angeli or the “QAnon Shaman,” will remain in jail as he awaits trial for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, in a decision made by a U.S. District Court judge on Monday.
Chansley gained notoriety, as well as a catchy nickname, after identifying himself to the FBI as the man wearing a furry hat with horns and face paint in photos released by law enforcement officials of protesters inside the U.S. Capitol.
Chansley’s legal team had been advocating for his detainment order to be reconsidered when U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth‘s made the decision not to release Chansley from jail before trial. Lamberth filed a court opinion on the matter, stating: “no condition or combination of conditions of release will reasonably assure defendant’s appearance as required or the safety of others and the community.”
Chansley has been accused of…