A coalition of national media organizations has asked the court to release 12 January 6th-related videos of Arizona’s Jacob Chansley during the insurrection, which were submitted by the DOJ in the sentencing phase of the case.
The request comes the same day that the House January 6 Select Committee held a hearing. The coalition includes all three major broadcast networks, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio and others. They cite the presumption that the videos are subject to “an unrebutted presumption of public access” and asks the Court to order their release within 72 hours.
Chansley – who was referred to as the QAnon Shaman – was a very visible participant in the storming of the Capitol. He is currently serving a 41 month sentence in prison. It is not clear whether the videos in question were shot on January 6, 2021, or whether they are of Chansley at other times.
This article was reported by AZ Law founder Paul Weich. Paul was running for a seat in Arizona’s House of Representatives.
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