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AZ 'QAnon Shaman' Set For Pretrial Release In Capitol Riot Case

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Prosecutors in Washington are opposing the pretrial release of an Arizona man who stormed the U.S. Capitol nearly two months ago while sporting face paint, no shirt and a hat with horns.

Prosecutors told a judge in a filing Monday that Jacob Chansley should remain jailed until trial because he is a danger to the community. Chansley held a weapon as he confronted officers inside the Capitol, wrote a threatening note to then-Vice President Mike Pence, and spoke about ridding the government of traitors. A judge in Washington is scheduled to hear arguments Friday over whether Chansley should be released. The self-described “QAnon Shaman” was a fixture at Donald Trump’s rallies and unsuccessfully sought a pardon from the then-President. Chansley has since apologized for his actions during the insurrection and has turned on Trump. He has pleaded not guilty to two felony and four misdemeanor charges.