Jacob Angeli Chansley, the man who went viral after wearing horns into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and more recently became a cause célèbre on the right due to new video released by Tucker Carlson, spoke with the FBI about his actions as early as January 7, according to new video posted online by his allies.
In the video, shot in a moving vehicle, Chansley uses a smartphone to contact the FBI, and makes several remarks about his character during the call.
“Hi, yeah, my name is Jake,” Chansley began. “The reason for the call is because I heard y’all are looking for me, I heard y’all are trying to get information on me. I’m the dude that was in the horns in the Capitol building, so I just thought I’d call you guys, because I heard you guys were looking for information on me or all that stuff, so I thought I’d call and nip it in the bud.”
The person who answered the phone for the FBI seems to inquire about Chansley’s current location, to which he replies that “we’re kind of on the road” and he’s not able to give an exact location.
Under further questioning, likely about the purpose of his call, Chansley explains that he’s heard rumors about being wanted by federal police and wanted to resolve any outstanding issues.
“Apparently, people been telling me all over the Internet, that DCPD said I am a, wanted as a ‘person of interest’ for ‘unlawful entry of the Senate,'” said Chansley. “I’ve been told by more than one person that the FBI is looking for me.”
He explained, “I’m not the type of guy that is going to, like, run and hide, I don’t do that. I don’t believe in that. I am a bold man, I believe in truth, I believe in my faith in God and country, and so I’m calling to see what you all would like to talk about, what kind of information y’all are looking for.”
At this point the person on the other end of the phone appears to question Chansley about legal issues in Washington, D.C., to which Chansley acknowledges, “God love DCPD, but to me the FBI is a little bit bigger of a fish than DCPD, so I figured I’d call you guys first. ”
Chansley then recorded a number, and the video ends.
Sources tell Valiant News that this is the first of several videos that will be released online in the immediate aftermath of Tucker Carlson broadcasting never before seen video of D.C. Capitol police escorting Chansley through the U.S. Capitol.
The new video reveals that Capitol police appeared to act as tour guides for Chansley, attempting to open and unlock doors that were closed. However, Capitol police claim that their behavior was a failed attempt to “deescalate” the situation.
Chansley was one of the first high profile convictions from January 6. He took a plea deal that resulted in around a four year prison sentence, and his then-lawyer characterized him as stupid or mentally challenged.
This news and commentary by Tom Pappert originally appeared on Valiant News.