While former President Donald Trump may not have officially announced his intention to run for the presidency, consistent hints suggest that it is likely. If Trump decides to run, and if he wins, then those who took part in the January 6 protests outside Capitol might be able to get a lucky break.
Trump stated that he would look very favorably if he ran for office in 2024 and won. This was during a Thursday interview with Wendy Bell (a conservative Pennsylvania radio host).
The former president said that he would be open to offering a formal apology to the U.S. government for January 6 protesters.
BREAKING: Trump says he is considering offering full pardons to J6 detainees who were persecuted along with a formal apology from the US government
— MAGA American Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 1, 2022
Trump said that he would consider full pardons if elected and if he is successful. Trump spoke out about the J6 protesters. Trump stated that he would be open to full pardons if he decided to run and if he wins. ”
Some of the J6 protestors are still in prison Others are in isolation. Some prominent Democrats have reacted furiously.
Politico reported last year:
Although most of the 300+ persons accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot were released, many others who were considered dangerous, flight-risk, or at high risk of obstructing justice were ordered to remain without bond. According to jail officials, all Capitol detainees will be given so-called restrictive housing. According to jail officials, this was necessary to ensure their safety and that of other prisoners.
In the Politico report, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was quoted as saying: “Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging. And we’re talking about people who haven’t been convicted of anything yet.”
If Trump wins and if he continues to pardon those who were involved in the January 6 Capitol protests. Yahoo News reports that at most 903 people have been charged as of August 31.
This video shows Trump’s views on the subject.
In new interview, Trump says he met with J6ers recently and is “financially supporting” some of them. Then says if he wins re-election he will be “looking very strongly at full pardons” for all J6 defendants, “with an apology” from the govt. pic.twitter.com/xdIVEMt7Sf
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) September 1, 2022
In the same interview, the 45th president suggested that he was financially supporting the January 6 protesters. However, he did not say this.
Trump stated, “I am financially supporting individuals who are amazing, and actually they were in my office two days ago so I’m very much within their mind”.
Trump’s offer to pardon the Jan 6 protesters and the revelations that Trump may have financially supported some of them (presumably for legal costs) sent TDS-stricken media professionals into a frenzy.
BREAKING: Donald Trump claims that he is paying the legal fees for some of his Jan. 6th insurrectionists and is considering “very favorably” giving them “full pardons” if he becomes president again — meaning he is overtly funding terrorism. RT TO DEMAND PROSECUTION!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) September 1, 2022
Trump must win the election. There’s still plenty of time before 2024.