Trump Vows to ‘FREE’ January 6 Defendants If He Wins

Trump Vows to 'FREE' January 6 Defendants If Wins

On Monday, former president Donald Trump stated that if he wins the election in the upcoming November, then the first thing he will do is to “free” those who were arrested and charged under the crime related to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

On January 6, 2021, after U.S. President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, a crowd of supporters of the former president attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Encouraged by Trump, thousands of his supporters crowded Washington, D.C., to back his baseless accusations that the 2020 election had been “stolen” and then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden’s victory.

Over two thousand rioters broke into the building. The U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump for inciting an insurrection one week after the attack.

Over 1,200 persons have been charged with federal offenses in connection with the incident.

Regarding it, Trump wrote on his social media site, Truth Social, “My first acts as your next President will be to Close the Border, DRILL, BABY, DRILL, and Free the January 6 Hostages being wrongfully imprisoned!”

It is for the first time Trump had publicly stated about the defendants’ release of the Capitol riot incident as his priority.

Trump has previously urged President Joe Biden to “release” the defendants of January 6 on numerous occasions.

Trump Vows to 'FREE' January 6 Defendants If He Win
Trump Vows to ‘FREE’ January 6 Defendants If He Wins

He has also hinted on several occasions that if he wins in November, he would probably pardon some of them.

Trump frequently refers to the defendants as “hostages,” a description that the White House has deemed “grotesque.”

The U.S. attorney’s office for Washington, D.C., reports that prosecutors have obtained over 950 convictions about the incident on January 6, 2021, and nearly 500 persons have been sentenced to jail time.

Over 1,350 individuals have been charged concerning the incident.

Last year, Trump declared that he would grant pardons to “a large portion” of the defendants from January 6 and would do so “very early on.”

As soon as they assume office, presidents have the authority to pardon and commute federal sentences. Trump seems to be waiting for his opportunity to exercise this authority and pardon the rioters.

In August, Trump was charged with a crime concerning his actions on January 6. The accusations included disrupting an official proceeding and plotting to deceive the nation. He entered a not-guilty plea.

Trump has been facing many trials against him, but he still enjoys strong backing from his supporters.

Using his fans’ influence and support, Trump seems ready to face the upcoming election in November, which will be a face-off between him and Joe Biden.

If Trump wins the election, then he might use his power to pardon those who took part in the riot.

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