A federal courtroom is a lot like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. That was never truer than Friday, when the attorney representing Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, better known as the " QAnon Shaman ," used the fictional film Forrest Gump in his argument before a federal judge. The QAnon Shaman faces felony charges of interfering with police during a civil disorder and obstruction of Congress, as well as several misdemeanor counts. He was arrested in Arizona on Jan. 9 and has been in custody since.Chansley, who has been in custody since his arrest, has argued that he was allowed into the Capitol building by police. His bare-chested and behorned fur hat were widely publicized as a symbol of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Related Story Winston Groom Dies: Author Of ‘Forrest Gump’ Novel Was 77 Attorney Al Watkins claimed his client went to the Capitol on Jan. 6 at the invitation of former President Donald Trump, "like Forrest Gump." His somewhat opaque reference explained: In the film, Forrest Gump was invited with the US Ping Pong team to the White House, where he met then-President Richard Nixon, an encounter that would prove fateful… Read full this story
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