Asks Trump’s forgiveness the man dressed as bison who broke into Capitol

A man who stormed on January 6 disguised as a bison, wearing a horned hat and without a shirt on Capitol Hill in Washington and momentarily presided over the US Senate has asked the outgoing president, Donald Trump, to grant him pardon.

This was announced by Albert Watkins, the lawyer of Jacob Albert Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, a member of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement who calls himself “Yellowstone Wolf” on his YouTube channel, local media said Thursday .

“Given the peaceful and obedient manner in which Mr. Chansley conducted himself, it would be appropriate and honorable for the President to forgive Mr. Chansley and other peaceful like-minded individuals,” said the Ombudsman whose presence on Capitol Hill went viral at the social networks and attracted the attention of thousands of people.

According to the Justice Department, Chansley has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or land without legal authority, and of violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds.

The assault on that compound left five people dead, including a police officer from the Legislative building.

Chansley turned himself in to the authorities and has been in custody since last Saturday.

His attorney alleged, in statements reproduced by The Hill, that his client “had heard the frequently repeated words of President Trump.”

“The words and the invitation of a president are supposed to mean something,” he defended.

This Thursday, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, in English), Christopher Wray, revealed that more than 100 people have been arrested in connection with the assault on the Capitol, in actions that have been carried out in places like Phoenix ( Arizona), Dallas (Texas) and Honolulu, in the Hawaiian archipelago.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed the start of a political trial against Trump, the second he faces since his arrival at the White House, under the accusation of “incitement to insurrection” for the assault on the Capitol.

After that action, security measures have been tightened in Washington ahead of the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president, a ceremony that Trump anticipated that he will not attend.