In a shocking turn of events, the infamous ‘QAnon Shaman’ has been granted an early release from federal prison, all thanks to the intervention of none other than Elon Musk.
The Shaman, whose real name is Jacob Chansley, rose to national attention during the Capitol riots of January 6, 2021, when he was seen wearing a fur headdress and carrying a spear while storming the halls of Congress.
Chansley was subsequently arrested and charged with a slew of federal crimes, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Despite the seriousness of his charges, Chansley has reportedly been released from prison months ahead of his scheduled release date. The reason? Elon Musk.
According to sources close to the situation, Musk became enamored with Chansley’s image and backstory and felt that he was being unfairly persecuted by the federal government.
The billionaire entrepreneur reportedly contacted a number of high-ranking officials in the Department of Justice, urging them to grant Chansley an early release.
It’s unclear exactly what kind of deal was struck behind the scenes, but Chansley was spotted leaving a federal prison facility in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon.
In a brief statement to reporters, he thanked Musk for his intervention and said that he was “excited to get back to my family and my community.”
Critics of Musk’s involvement in the case have accused him of using his immense wealth and influence to bend the justice system to his will.
Some have even suggested that he may have ulterior motives for helping Chansley, given the Shaman’s association with the QAnon conspiracy theory and his vocal support for former President Donald Trump.
Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that the QAnon Shaman will be a free man for the foreseeable future, thanks to the unlikely intervention of one of the world’s richest and most powerful individuals. As for what he’ll do with his newfound freedom, only time will tell.