Whether or not Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansely, 32, of Phoenix, Arizona, United States has given up the QAnon conspiracy theory is still unclear. It appears though that the man better known as Jake Angeli or the QAnon Shaman is no longer in love with Donald Trump, 72.
On January 6, 2021, thousands of Trump’s supporters breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. Among the identified and arrested rioters, Angeli is arguably the most famous one and he is represented by Albert Watkins of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Trump’s impeachment trial will start in the second week of February 2021. Weeks before this, Watkins is offering to have Angeli testify at the trial.
Angeli “felt like he was betrayed” by Trump, Watkins told The Star Tribune. On Trump’s last day as the 45th U.S. president, he pardoned and commuted 143 people and none of his fans who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 was included in the list.
Trump’s inaction was a wake-up call for some of his avid supporters including Angeli, according to Watkins. The man from Phoenix “regrets very, very much” having been duped by Trump and “being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made,” the lawyer told KDSK.
For Watkins, it is important for the members of the senate to listen to someone who was incited by Trump. The lawyer said he has yet to speak to any senator since the announcement of his offer to have Angeli testify at Trump’s impeachment trial.
According to Watkins, Angeli was previously “horrendously smitten” by Trump. However, the Phoenix native now feels let down after the former president’s refusal to grant the U.S. Capitol rioters a pardon.
On January 12, 2021, Angeli was charged with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building and demonstrating in a U.S. Capitol building. From Phoenix, he was transported back by the U.S. Marshals Service to Washington, D.C., The Arizona Republic reported.