Whereas his costume was colourful, prosecutors stated his intentions have been darkish. In an 18-page document was submitted in courtroom on Thursday, prosecutors stated Mr. Chansley approached a Capitol Police officer and screamed that members of the mob “have been there to take the Capitol and to get congressional leaders.”
Mr. Chansley, a fixture of the QAnon conspiracy motion often known as the “Q Shaman,” wrote a observe to Mr. Pence, studying, “It’s solely a matter of time, justice is coming.”
On Friday, Justice of the Peace Choose Deborah M. Nice of Federal District Courtroom in Phoenix denied bail to Mr. Chansley, saying he was “an energetic participant in a violent rebellion to overthrow america authorities.” When Mr. Chansley requested to talk, Choose Nice advised him it was “not advisable.”
In Texas, a federal prosecutor stated one other suspect, Lt. Col. Rendall Brock Jr., deliberate to take hostages with zip-tie handcuffs when he stormed the Capitol final week, and the lawyer pointed to violent on-line threats that Mr. Brock made within the run-up to the mob assault.
Steven M. D’Antuono, the pinnacle of the F.B.I.’s Washington Subject Workplace, stated the general public offered the F.B.I. with about 140,000 digital ideas, noting that family and friends members had turned in rioters and suggested individuals concerned within the violence to give up earlier than the F.B.I. discovered them.
“If this investigation was a soccer recreation,” Mr. D’Antuono stated, “we’d nonetheless be within the first quarter.”
Reporting was contributed by Eileen Sullivan, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Katie Benner, Nicholas Fandos and Hailey Fuchs from Washington, Simon Romero from Albuquerque and Alan Feuer from New York.