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‘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.”

Video Transcript

- She lobbed Trump, every word. She listens to him. She felt like he was answering the call of our president.

- Jacob Chansley, also known as QAnon Shaman, was arrested for storming the US Capitol last week. And 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. He didn't cross over any police lines. He didn't assault anyone. He was there at the invitation of our president.

- President Trump encouraged his supporters to intervene during the electoral college certification on January 6, which not only led to a violent assault on the capital that left five people dead. It also resulted in Trump becoming the only US President to be impeached twice. But before he leaves office on January 20, Watkins believes Trump should pardon many of his supporters, starting with QAnon Shaman.

- Trump needs to stand up and owe these people. He owes them an-- he has an obligation to them. He has an obligation to our nation.

- And do what, Al?

- Give a pardon. Give a pardon.