- Jacob Chansley, an Arizona “shaman” who wears a headdress made of fur and horns, has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison, according to US media reports.
- His image spread around the world when supporters of US President-elect Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building last January.
- The Department of Justice requested more than four years in prison for Chanceley’s prominent role in the Capitol storming.
Chansley was arrested a few days after the dramatic events on January 6. He has been detained ever since. While in custody, he was diagnosed with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
He bragged after the attack. “The fact that a group of traitors holed up in their positions, put on gas masks, and withdrew into the underground bunker, I count as a victory,” he told NBC News at the time.
All the “patriots” of Washington
Before his arrest, Chansley informed the FBI himself, according to official information, and said that he came from Arizona because Trump invited all “patriots” to Washington.
Trump had instigated his supporters at a rally shortly before storming the Capitol. At the time, he wanted to prevent Congress from officially confirming that his opponent, Joe Biden, had won the presidential election. Trump has not admitted losing to Biden to this day.
The investigation committee is struggling with problems
A commission is working on a storming of the Capitol and wants to know if and how the action was planned. But the investigation is not going smoothly, explains SRF correspondent Pascal Weber in Washington. Several of Donald Trump’s inner circle refused to testify before the committee. This includes Steve Bannon, who is he He asked the authorities yesterday.
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