On Tuesday, a new filing was submitted in court by the attorney of Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who stormed the Capitol in horns and red, white, and blue body paint, and is popularly known as the "QAnon Shaman."
In the filing, his attorney says that one of the key moments that made Chansley question his loyalty to former President Donald Trump is when he issued a last-minute flurry of pardons for his friends and colleagues — as well as rap star Lil' Wayne.
Lil' Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., pleaded guilty to firearms charges in December. He was released by Trump as part of a longer list of pardons that also included former associates convicted of tax fraud, false statements to the FBI, and witness tampering in former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Chansley, who lost 20 pounds in jail until corrections officers granted his request to be fed organic food, reportedly feels "betrayed" by the president, who encouraged supporters to come to the "Stop the Steal" rally that preceded the invasion on the Capitol — and even offered to testify at Trump's Senate impeachment trial.