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Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed To ‘assassinate’ Elected Officials

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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. An Arizona man seen in photos and video of the mob wearing a fur hat with horns was also charged Saturday in Wednesday's chaos. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

(AP) — Federal prosecutors say the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials.” The remark came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in the case against Jacob Chansley. He is the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns.

Prosecutors say that after Chansley climbed up to the dais where Vice President Mike Pence had been presiding moments earlier, Chansley wrote a threatening note to Pence. They said the note read: “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” Chansley attorney Gerald Williams didn’t return a phone call and email Friday morning seeking comment.

 

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