According to witness Cassidy Hutchinson, both Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani have sought pardons for 1/6.
Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani both wanted pardons for 1/6 according to Cassidy Hutchinson. pic.twitter.com/A26guyQKWY
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 28, 2022
Cheney: Did Rudy Giuliani ever suggest that he was interested in receiving a presidential pardon related to January 6?
Ms. Hutchinson: He did.
Ms. Cheney: Did Mark Meadows say he was interested in receiving a presidential pardon related to January 6?
Ms. Hutchinson: Mr. Meadows did seek that pardon, yes, ma’am.
If Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani didn’t think that they were doing anything wrong, they would not have been interested in getting presidential pardons.
The interest in pardons should be a red flag to the Justice Department. Each of the people who sought a pardon for Trump for 1/6 should be a target of a federal criminal investigation.
Republicans knew that they were breaking the law by trying to overthrow the government, and they hoped that their plan would be successful and Trump would pardon them.
There is doubt that if Trump’s coup worked he would have pardoned everyone involved. Rudy Giuliani could not handle a slap on the back in a supermarket, so he will definitely not fare well in federal prison.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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