Trump says he will consider pardoning some January 6 defendants if reelected

 December 4, 2022

According to Newsmax, former President Donald Trump said last week that he will consider pardoning some of those who are accused of participating in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. 

Trump says defendants "have been treated unconstitutionally"

Trump made the pledge in a video which played during a fundraiser held on Friday by the conservative Patriot Freedom Project.

"People have been treated unconstitutionally in my opinion and very, very unfairly, and we're going to get to the bottom of it," Trump told those in attendance.

"You look at other groups which have done terrible things and virtually nothing happened to them," he said, adding, "So, it's a very unfair situation."

"It's the weaponization of the Department of Justice, and we can't let this happen in our country," the former president continued.

This is not the first time that Trump has mentioned the January 6 defendants, with Newsmax noting that he made similar comments during an interview in September with radio host Wendy Bell.

"If I decide to run and if I win, I will, I will be looking very, very strongly about pardons, full pardons," Trump told Bell.

"I am financially supporting people that are incredible, and they were in my office actually two days ago. It's very much on my mind. It's a disgrace what they've done to them," he went on to state.

January 6 detainee denied cancer treatment

Many of those who were locked up for their alleged role in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill have complained of being mistreated by authorities.

Trish Priller told Fox News last month that her fiancée, Christopher Worrell, was denied cancer treatment for months after he was arrested for assaulting police officers, a charge which Worrell denies.

Fox News noted that Worrell was released by Judge Royce Lamberth following a report from the U.S. Marshall's report which found that  jail conditions did not "meet the minimum standards of confinement."

Priller explained to host Tucker Carlson that her fiancée has "had some major medical issues" since he has returned home, adding, "He’s had five rounds of chemotherapy."

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