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'QAnon Shaman' Willing To Testify Against Donald Trump At Impeachment Trial

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'QAnon Shaman' Willing To Testify Against Donald Trump At Impeachment Trial

Self-confessed 'QAnon Shaman' says he's willing to give evidence against Donald Trump at his impeachment trial after the former President failed to pardon him following the riots.

Jacob Anthony Chansley - who stormed the US Capitol wearing the American flag and horns - said, through his lawyer that he felt 'duped' by Trump.

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According to reports, Chansley believes it's important that senators hear from someone who was allegedly incited by Trump.

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His lawyer, Albert Watkins, told Fox News that his client regretted 'being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made.'

He went on to say that Chansley was 'horrendously smitten' by Trump but added that when he didn't receive a pardon following the riot he felt 'betrayed'.

Trump is facing his second impeachment trial for inciting the violent riots which took place on 6 January.

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After the carnage that took place earlier this month, Chansley was charged with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and demonstrating in a Capitol building among other counts.

Now his attorney, Mr Watkins, is saying that Chansley was 'invited' to the Capitol by Trump and encouraged to take extreme action in an attempt to change the election results.

He told KSDK: "Let's roll the tape. Let's roll the months of lies, and misrepresentations and horrific innuendo and hyperbolic speech by our president designed to inflame, enrage, motivate."

The riots on 6 January. Credit: PA
The riots on 6 January. Credit: PA
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Republican Senate leaders are positive the former President won't be at risk of conviction during his second impeachment trial, which is set to begin next month.

On Tuesday (26 January), in a vote on Senator Rand Paul's objection that an impeachment trial would be unconstitutional against a President no longer in office, all but five of the 50 Republicans backed 74-year-old Trump.

This means he's unlikely to be convicted for inciting the violent riots which took place on 6 January.

Four people lost their lives following the riots. Credit: PA
Four people lost their lives following the riots. Credit: PA
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Indicating an acquittal, Rand Paul told Fox News on Tuesday night that the vote showed the trial 'is dead on arrival'.

He went on: "There will be a show, there will be a parade of partisanship, but the Democrats really will not be able to win. This shows they don't have the votes to win."

According to NTD, even if all Democrats vote to convict Trump, they'd need 17 Republican senators to join them, or Trump will be acquitted for a second time, with Sen. John Boozman telling reporters: "I can't see how you get 17. I think that that was a test vote."

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Topics: News, US News, Donald Trump, Politics

Rebecca Shepherd
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