Attorneys John Pierce and William Shipley are taking over the defense of Jacob Chansley, best known as the “QAnon Shaman.”
Chansley has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for, essentially, taking photos in the Capitol on January 6. He is likely the most recognizable figure from the protest, due to his elaborate outfit.
On Monday, the lawyers filed Notice of Appearance on behalf of Chansley and will be representing him in all further legal matters regarding his attendance at the January 6 protests.
Chansley’s legal representation will be funded by the National Constitutional Law Union (NCLU), a registered non-profit organization created to assist Americans in defending the Constitution and their Constitutional rights from encroachment by the government.
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In a statement provided to the Gateway Pundit by the NCLU, the organization announced that the legal team will be filing a claim of “Ineffective Assistance of Counsel” on behalf of Chansley.
“Mr. Chansley will be pursuing all remedies available to him under the Constitution and federal statutory law with respect to the outcome of the criminal prosecution of him by the United States Department of Justice,” the NCLU statement read. “This includes a possible direct appeal of his conviction and sentence to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as well as claims of ‘Ineffective Assistance of Counsel’ in the appropriate venue.”
Two days prior, Albert Watkins, the lawyer previously representing Chansley, sent a message to former President Trump through the media to take care of “the jackasses that you f—– up because of January 6.”
The expletive-filled rant caused many to question how committed he had been to Chansley’s defense.
“You can contribute to the NCLU by visiting its website at www.nclu.com. Every dollar counts in the effort to securing fair and just outcomes for Americans charged by the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice,” the statement concluded.