Tucker Carlson recently reported on new developments in the case of Jacob Chansley, known as the QAnon Shaman, on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight. The show aired a previously unseen video from January 6th, which showed Chansley being escorted through the Capitol building by police when he was inside.

Following the broadcast, Chansley’s attorney took to Twitter to reveal that more information on his client’s story is forthcoming and that he may soon be released from custody. The attorney also stated that Chansley had committed himself to helping raise money to support other J6 defendants.

“He’s going to tell his story,” the lawyer said, “but Jake has also committed himself to helping me raise money so I can get into cases for J6 defendants earlier than I was able to get into his.”

Tucker Carlson pointed out that Chansley had been described as a “dangerous conspiracy theorist dressed in outlandish costume who led the violent insurrection to overthrow American democracy for these crimes.” However, Carlson questioned what Chansley had actually done to deserve such a punishment.

“Far more time than many violent criminals now receive,” Carlson said of Chansley’s sentence. “To this day, there is dispute over how Chanley got into the Capitol building, but according to our review of the internal surveillance video, it is very clear what happened once he got inside.”

Carlson then went on to describe the video, which showed Chansley being escorted by Capitol Police officers and taken to multiple entrances, with officers even attempting to open locked doors for him. In the Senate Chamber, at least nine officers were within touching distance of Chansley, yet none of them attempted to stop him.

“Chanley understood that Capitol Police were his allies,” Carlson said, “Video shows him giving thanks for them in a prayer on the floor of the Senate.”

Carlson also argued that the video, along with the other 44,000 hours of footage like it, contained exculpatory evidence for J6 political prisoners who were being held for misdemeanors. He called for these prisoners to be released immediately and for prosecutors who hid exculpatory evidence to be disbarred for Brady violations.

While Chansley’s attorney has yet to reveal what his client’s story is, he did state that Chansley is an interesting young man, and he is looking forward to meeting him in person. The attorney also thanked those who had contributed to the fundraising efforts, which would help support other J6 defendants.

Tucker Carlson has been critical of the mainstream media’s coverage of the January 6th riots and has often portrayed those who participated in them as patriots fighting for their beliefs. His coverage of the Jacob Chansley case is no exception, as he questions the severity of Chansley’s sentence and suggests that the Capitol Police may have been complicit in his actions.

In any case, the release of the video and the forthcoming information on Chansley’s story are sure to add to the ongoing debate surrounding the January 6th riots and the role of the Capitol Police in the events that transpired that day. As for Chansley, it remains to be seen what his story is and how it will affect his legal case.

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