False Claims About QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley Revealed In January 6 Tapes

Claim: Jan 6 video shows Jacob Chansley was being led by Capitol Police all along

Facebook post on March 7 (direct link, archived link) claims Jacob Chansley, popularly known as QAnon Sherman, and his presence in the January 6th Capitol Riot.

“A Jan. 6 video shows QAnon shaman Jacob Chansley being led through the Capitol by police the entire time he was in the building.

Tweet with the same claim It generated over 250,000 likes in less than a week and was shared nearly 5,000 times on Facebook.Similar posts have accumulated over 1,000 interactions Instagram.

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A spokesperson for the Capitol Police said on January 6, 2021, Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, did not always have police accompany him to the Capitol building. Police repeatedly asked Mr. Chansley to leave the floor, according to court documents and first-hand testimony. building.

Chansley never had police with him and repeatedly asked to leave

In late February, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy replaced Fox News host Tucker Carlson. exclusive access Over 41,000 hours of surveillance footage from the January 6th Capitol attack.Clip aired by Carlson the image He made his debut on his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, on March 6th.

of video What is referenced in the post is from that footage, which shows various clips of Chansley walking through the halls of the Capitol building while Capitol police pursue him.

However, contrary to the Post’s claims, Capitol Police did not always escort Chansley through the building, according to Capitol Police spokesperson Tim Barber.

fact check: The arrest took place inside the Capitol on January 6, after which

Court documents, first-hand testimony, and other video footage also corroborate Barber’s statement, showing that Capitol Police repeatedly asked Chansley to leave the building.

Chancery Arrested January 9, 2021 – Three days after the Capitol riot – Face six indictments.he plead guilty He was sentenced in November 2021 to 41 months in prison for obstruction of justice.

a statement Chansley illegally entered the Capitol through a broken door with a mob, according to a government statement signed by Chansley and his lawyers as “truthful and accurate.” video clip As for the initial entry into the building, it does not indicate that Chansley is accompanying the police when entering the building.

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls Tucker Carlson's Fox News segment on Jan. 6 riots 'shameful'

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls Tucker Carlson’s Fox News segment on Jan. 6 riots ‘shameful’

The group was then moved to the second floor on the Senate side of the building where they were greeted by several Capitol Police officers and instructed to “leave the building quietly,” the statement said. Chansley demanded that Capitol Police Officer Keith Robichaux let them through, eventually “using his bullhorn to anger the crowd”.

Chansley then “entered the Senate Gallery alone” and “started shouting obscenities,” the statement said.

After Chansley moved to the Senate floor, Robichaux repeatedly asked him to leave, according to the statement.in the HBO Documentary “Four hours in the Houses of Parliament,” said Robichaux, who was the only police officer on the floor at the time.

“And in my mind, I was like, ‘I can’t do anything,'” Robichaux said. “All I can do is shout orders. If they listen, great. If they don’t listen, I can’t force them. I’m alone.”

Several law enforcement officers then joined Robichaux in clearing the mob from the chamber, according to a statement.

On his show, Carlson claimed the Capitol Police acted as a tour guide for chance. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Munger said in an internal department memo that the allegations were “outrageous and false.” USA TODAY reported.

Chansley is a proponent of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory that worships Satan and claims that there is a global cabal of cannibalistic child sex traffickers.conspiracy theory claims widely denied.

USA TODAY reached out to Fox News and social media users who shared the allegations for comment.

Associated Press exposed this claim.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY. Fact Check: False Claims About QAnon Sherman During Jan. 6 Tape Release