“QAnon Shaman” Files Notice To Appeal Conviction

Bloomberg News reports:

The “QAnon Shaman” who walked into the U.S. Senate chamber in January in a coyote-skin headdress and pleaded guilty in September to obstructing an official proceeding is now appealing. Jacob Chansley, who was sentenced this month to more than three years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday “from the judgment and sentence” of the court.

John Pierce, Chansley’s new lawyer in the case, filed the notice in federal court in Washington, where his client was convicted, and is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The two-page notice will be followed by a memo laying out his arguments. Pierce replaced attorney Albert Watkins on the case on Monday at Chansley’s request.

Read the full article. Pierce was once Rittenhouse’s lawyer, but withdrew from the case last December amid ethical complaints. Back in August, he was reportedly on a ventilator for something, which he later denied.