'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli offers to testify against Donald Trump

QAnon Shaman offers to testify against Donald Trump.
Donald Trump; Jacob Angeli. Photo credit: Reuters

The shirtless, horned man who was involved in the January attack on the US Capitol has offered to testify against Donald Trump during the former President's impeachment trial.

Jacob 'Jake' Angeli, also known as the 'QAnon Shaman', was part of a group who stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC on January 6 in an attempt to overturn the election results.

He went on to turn himself into police and made further headlines for refusing to eat the prison food because it wasn't organic.

Angeli was reportedly hanging out for Trump to pardon him during his final days in office, and when it didn't happen he said he felt "duped".

"He regrets very, very much having not just been duped by the President, but by being in a position where he allowed that duping to put him in a position to make decisions he should not have made," his lawyer Albert Watkins told KSDK news outlet at the time.

Over the weekend, Watkins told Metro UK that Angeli had turned against the former President and would offer to testify during the impeachment trial.

He said Angeli was willing to take to the stand when the trial kicks off on February 8 because he "felt like he was betrayed by the President".

Watkins said he thought it would be important for senators to hear from someone who was allegedly incited by Trump.

Former reality TV star Trump parted ways abruptly with two of his lead lawyers on Sunday, just over a week out from the trial.

A source familiar with the situation said the change had left his legal strategy in disarray.

On Monday he revealed he had already appointed two new trial lawyers David Schoen and Bruce L Castor to lead his legal team during the Senate impeachment trial.