Donald Trump said on Thursday he recently met with January 6th defendants and that he is financially supporting some of them.
“When asked during a call-in with the conservative Wendy Bell Radio show how he can help the defendants, Trump said he’s “financially supporting people that are incredible,” adding that he hosted some defendants in his office just two days ago,” Business Insider reported.
“It’s a disgrace what they’ve done to them,” Trump said, referring to DOJ and FBI investigations of January 6th.
“They’re firemen, they’re policemen, they’re people in the military,” Trump said of the defendants, adding that his legal team has been “working on it very hard.”
After 2.5 years of abuse while awaiting trial, President Trump said he would look “very favorably” about giving the abused January 6 defendants “full pardons.”
“I’m looking at it very carefully … I’ve studied cases,” Trump said.
“We have to do it, because they have some good lawyers but even [with] the good lawyers … you get some of these judges that are so, so nasty and so angry and mean.”
“And I will tell you, I will look very, very favorably about, about full pardons. If I decide to run and if I win, I will be looking very, very strong about pardons,” Trump added.
“I think that’s probably going to be the best because even if they go for, for two months or six months and you know, they have sentences that are a lot longer than that, but we’ll be looking very, very seriously at full pardons, because we can’t let that happen.”
“And I mean full pardons with an apology to many.”
Business Insider noted:
The former president did not disclose how many defendants he is supporting, nor did he mention how much money is being given.
NPR reported in January that right-wing media personalities — and organizations — have raised money for January 6 defendants.
“As of August 30, over 900 individuals have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the deadly Capitol riots, and at least 376 people have pleaded guilty,” the outlet added.
From The Post Millennial:
Over 800 people have been federally charged for the riot at the Capitol building on January 6, with charges ranging from entering and remaining in a restricted building to assault charges for actions against officers.
While some have been sentenced to probation and home arrest, others have received jail time, with the current longest prison sentence being 87 months.
Both Guy Reffitt and Thomas Robertson have been sentenced to 87 months, or just over seven years, in prison for charges stemming from the day.
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