WATCH: Trump Tells MAGA Rally He Will Pardon Jan. 6 Defendants If He Runs And Wins

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(Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Former President Donald Trump is dangling the prospect of pardons for supporters who participated in the deadly Jan. 6 riots if he returns to the White House.

“If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6th fairly,” Trump said Saturday night during a rally in Conroe, Texas. “And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”

More than 700 people have been arrested and charged with federal crimes in connection with the riot, marking the largest investigation in the Justice Department’s history. The tally includes more than 150 people charged with assaulting police officers, more than 50 charged with conspiracy, and charges of seditious conspiracy against the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates.

7More than 100 police officers were injured, some critically, after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, following a “Stop the Steal” rally by Trump near the White House in which he claimed Biden had won election through massive voter fraud.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., rejected Trump’s comments as sending a wrong message that it’s OK to defile the Capitol. For the Jan. 6 offenders, “I hope they go to jail and get the book thrown at them, because they deserve it,” Graham told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Trump has criticized the Democrat-led House for its ongoing investigation of the riot.

While his supporters overran the Capitol on Jan. 6, Trump ignored desperate pleas from allies to forcefully disavow the attack and has repeatedly praised those who participated in the protest.

“It was a lot of love there,” he said recently of those who attended the rally in an interview on Fox News. “Believe me, there was a lot of love and a lot of friendship and people that love our country.”

Trump, who was impeached by the House for his role in inciting the insurrection but acquitted by the Senate, has been teasing a third run for the White House in 2024.

(AP)

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  1. Why would anyone be surprised after the some of the lowlife drech he pardoned before he left the WH last year, most of whom paid big dollars to Trump’s cronies for a get out of jail card. All presidents have issued questionable pardons (e.g. Clinton and Marc Rich) , but not for a bunch of crazies who invaded the capital and assaulted cops.

  2. Your fake choice between two political actors who work for the same principals behind the scenes. Both encourage you to participate in a genetics experiment that ultimately may kill you. Both support abominations. Both support the kofer captivity in Yisroel. Nothing in the governance changes based on any election because political actors aren’t the actual ones at the seats of power. You should not respect any of this fiction political theater. You should not pretend it is real for a moment. This is propaganda.

  3. Really and truly, you should see that silly man as an actor who wears makeup for a living. You could learn Torah instead of paying attention to this.

  4. FAKE NEWS HEADLINE!!

    He NEVER said he would pardon them. He said that he would treat them FAIRLY and if needed, pardon.

    CHANGE THIS FAKE NEWS HEADLINE IMMEDIATELY!!

  5. It is time for Trump to move aside and give someone else a chance. I voted for him, was ecstatic about his defeat of Hillary and I believe he did a great job as president, but now it is time for someone else with a slightly smaller ego than him to run.

  6. he should join them in prison together with Biden Hillary and every single career politician and any politician who has divided our country no one needs them…better would be if @elon musk let’s us use one of his rockets to send all these so called “leaders” to Mars and let them fight and divide each other and leave us all alone! enough is enough! These politicians are not wanted especially the career politicians (who are in Congress for decades doing all types of corrupt crooked criminal nonsense …there should be term limits…Nancy pelosi could trade her stocks on Mars and make money there while scamming all the other politicians don’t need her)

  7. Yup ….some of these “unfairly treated” inmates of the D.C. prison are animals you saw on TV who bashed the heads of U.S. capital and MPD police. Just about every Republican commenting, from Lindsay Graham to John Sunuunu thought the idea of pardons was totally bizarre. I guess the REAL Trumpkopfs thinks these prisoners should be transferred to the nearby Four Seasons Hotel while awaiting trial. Many of them also refuse to be vaccinated or wear masks required under prison rules so they are being held in isolation because they pose a risk to the guards and other inmates.
    BTW, their NEW defense argument is that their actions on January 6th were entirely justified because they were obeying the “direct orders” of their [deranged and psychopathic] ]Commander in Chief while exercising their First Amendment rights. Those “innocent” demonstrators who entered the Capital and left without breaking windows or assaulting police were NEVER held in detention while waiting trial and have generally been sentenced to a short probation and $500 fine.

  8. Gadolhadorah they did not bash police heads. The only person that was killed was Ashley Babbit, an unarmed protester by a reckless Capitol hill officer who should be in jail