Because of course he would:
Former President Donald Trump said during a rally in Texas on Saturday that he would consider pardoning those charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying he would treat them “fairly” if he were reelected.
At Saturday’s rally in Conroe, Tex., Trump said, “If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly.”
“And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons,” he continued. “Because they are being treated so unfairly.”
Hair Füror needs loyal troops.
Tiger Beat’s email explains why this is serious: Obstruction, maybe?
— The practical implications: Trump’s comments “could have an effect on the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal prosecution of more than 725 — and counting — members of the mob who breached the Capitol or attacked police outside, particularly in cases which are likely to carry stiff sentences that extend past President JOE BIDEN’s first term,” writes Kyle Cheney. “Though the majority of those charged are facing misdemeanor charges with sentences that are likely to run their course before Trump could potentially reclaim the Oval Office, hundreds of those facing conspiracy, obstruction and assault charges could receive sentences that land them in prison for years. Trump’s hint that he may pardon people his supporters claim have been treated ‘unfairly’ could become a calculus in their decisions to accept plea deals or enter into negotiations with prosecutors.”