Chansley: "I was wrong for entering the Capitol. I have no excuse. No excuses whatsoever. My behavior was indefensible. Number two: I may be guilty of this crime. But I'm not a dangerous criminal.. I'm not an Insurrectionist.. I'm a good man who broke the law"
Chansley: "I'm nothing like these criminals I've been incarcerated with"
Chansley says he told the FBI everything.. because he's a "man of truth"

Chansley says he helped prosecutors and took the plea deal.
Chansley: "When people were throwing things at police, I told them to stop"

He joins a growing number of defendants who say he was trying to stop others in the mob. Lots of defendants are making this claim
Chansley is now blaming the media for ingraining "a narrative" in the public's mind.

He's calling it "controversial-ization"
Chansley says his tattoos are therapy for the emotional and psychological trauma he's experienced.

He is ..... unfocused ... at this moment of his remarks
Judge interjects to cite the letters of support that court has received about Chansley... about Chansley's prior work with at-risk youth
Chansley: "Most people will never understand.... what it's like to be in solitary confinement.. to go starving for 11 days.. to have the DOJ, FBI and the media put intense amount of pressure on you"

He's been leaning into his criticism of media. Heavily
At first Chansley appeared to be working through an organized checklist of talking points (numbered and thought out)

Now he's meandering.. talking about solitary confinement, starvation, being his grandfather's first grandchild, the judge's military service
Chansley: "I'm to blame"

Nearly 20 minutes into his remarks at his sentencing, the Q-Anon Shaman has *not* made any reference or allusion to being "caught up in the moment" or "caught in the frenzy", which has been popular line in other Jan 6 sentencings
Now Chansley is quoting Red from "The Shawshank Redemption":

"Hope is a dangerous thing"
Chansley: "I have white hairs now... I see your honor has a bunch of them.. I don't mean any offense"

He's all over the place now.. in his remarks
Chansley is questioning how anyone could re-offend after serving time in jail. Because jail is so horrible

"I never want to go through anything like this ever again"
Chansley tells judge "I want to evolve. I want to grow beyond what I was. That's what life is all about"
... This man sat at the Senate President's desk inside the US Senate chamber on Jan 6, 2021
Chansley to judge: "I could not have asked God for a better judge"

This statement from Chansley keeps going and going and going
Chansley wraps up: "I will never reoffend again"

After lengthy 30-minute statement at sentencing, referencing Jesus, Gandhi and Clarence Thomas
Here comes the judge. He's about to issue sentence... And begins by expressing concern about the impact of giving a "downward departure" from sentencing guidelines.. says he won't do it

That statement ensures Chansley is getting prison time... multiple years
Judge: "What you did was terrible."
Judge: "You didn't slug anybody, but what you did here was obstruct the functioning of the whole government"

"What you did was wrong. You know what you did was wrong" Judge credits Chansley with making very good remarks at this hearing
ALERT: Judge sentences Chansley to 41 months. Lowest end of sentencing guidelines. 10 months less than prosecutors recommended

He's already served nearly 11 months in pretrial detention

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17 Nov
HERE WE GO: Sentencing hearing begins now for high-profile Jan 6 defendant Jacob Chansley (so-called Q Anon Shaman)

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HAPPENING NOW: Court hearing for Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, who is seeking release from jail to home detention, arguing substandard health conditions in DC jail

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