Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail

Jacob Chansley, the self-proclaimed "QAnon Shaman" who participated in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, will not be released from jail ahead of his trial, a federal judge determined on Monday.

In court documents cited by CNN, Judge Royce Lamberth argued that Chansley's statements holding former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE accountable for his alleged illegal entry into the Capitol building showed that Chansley was unremorseful about his actions.

"The court finds that no condition or combination of conditions of release will reasonably assure defendant's appearance as required [in court] or the safety of others and the community," Lamberth ruled.


"Defendant characterizes himself as a peaceful person who was welcomed into the Capitol building on January 6th by police officers. The Court finds none of his many attempts to manipulate the evidence and minimize the seriousness of his actions persuasive," the judge continued.

Chansley faces multiple charges stemming from the Jan. 6 assault, including violent entry and obstruction of an official proceeding. He was one of the most well-known supporters of the QAnon conspiracy to appear at the Capitol that day and allegedly left a note for former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePelosi says she would have put up a fight against Capitol mob: 'I'm a street fighter' Trump alumni launch America First Policy Institute Biden's policies are playing into Trump's hands MORE vowing "justice" if the election results were not overturned.

Supporters of the QAnon conspiracy believe that the former president was engaged in a shadow war with a global cabal of Satan worshippers during his time in office.

Those who attended the Capitol riot did so in the hopes of stopping Congress's certification of President BidenJoe BidenIRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE's victory, which occurred the same day.

FBI officials said this week that they have already arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in the riot and are seeking hundreds more.