St. Louis’s NBC News affiliate reports:
With the possibility of a presidential pardon off the table, St. Louis attorney Al Watkins is lining up his client’s defense strategy. Watkins is representing perhaps the most recognizable figure from the unrest – Jacob Chansley, 33, also known as the ‘Qanon Shaman’.
Watkins said President Trump’s inaction was a wake-up call for some, including his client. “He regrets very very much having not just been duped by the President, but by being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made,” said Watkins.
Oh come on. What self-respecting conjurer and holy man fails to peer into the deepest truths of existence? Buck up, you mystical motherfucker. You can’t be duped. You are a shaman. You wear the horns. Now do the damn thing. https://t.co/jZ7YYBLT9b
— David Simon (@AoDespair) January 22, 2021
Aw… poor guy feels duped now. Guess Trump doesn’t really love you and think you’re special, huh? https://t.co/xIS8KRrCk0
— Ed Greenberger (@EdGreenberger) January 22, 2021