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Trump says he "financially supports" Capitol troublemakers and would likely pardon them if elected in 2024

 

Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had recently spoken with some people accused of participating in the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, and that he was helping some financially.    When asked how defendants could help during a phone call with Wendy Bell's right-wing radio show, Trump replied that he was "financially helping amazing people," adding that he had recently hosted some defendants in his office.



Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had recently spoken with some people accused of participating in the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021

and that he was helping some financially.


When asked how defendants could help during a phone call with Wendy Bell's right-wing radio show, Trump replied that he was "financially helping amazing people," adding that he had recently hosted some defendants in his office.


Trump said :


  • "What they did to them is a disgrace." "They're firefighters
  • they're cops, they're members of the military," 
  • Trump said of the defendants, adding that his legal team was "working hard."


The former President made no mention of the number of accused supported or the amount of funds donated.


Right-wing media figures and organizations raised funds for the accused 6 January, according to an article published on National Public Radio in January.


Trump said that if he decided to run for president in 2024 and won, he would consider "very positively" granting a "full pardon" to everyone convicted of Capitol-related crimes.

"I think that would probably be better because even if they go on for two or six months


  1. they have sentences much longer than that
  2. but we're going to look very seriously at full pardons because we can"
  3.  Trump said, adding that convicted troublemakers would also get an "apology."


Trump reportedly considered granting a blanket pardon to everyone involved in the Capitol riots during his final days in office, according to a Politico article earlier this year.


At least 376 people have pleaded guilty to their role in the uprising as of August 30, and more than 900 people have been arrested and charged with crimes linked to the tragic riots in the Capitol.