Trump calls for protests if prosecutors ‘do anything illegal’ targeting him

Old President TrumpDonald Trump. Saturday warned of “the biggest protest we’ve ever had” in the United States if prosecutors “do anything illegal” in their investigations into him and his businesses.

Speaking at a rally in Conroe, Texas on Saturday, Trump discussed local and federal investigations targeting his businesses and political activities, including lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on Capitol Hill.

“If these radical and vicious racist prosecutors do anything wrong or illegal, I hope we have in this country the biggest protest we have ever had … in Washington, DC, in New York, in Atlanta and elsewhere because our country and our elections are corrupt,” Trump tell the crowd of his supporters.

Trump has accused New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) of launching a political attack on him. James claimed in a court filing last week that his office uncovered evidence that Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” appraisals of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to secure loans and tax benefits. .

His mention of Atlanta apparently refers to an investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis into whether Trump and others acted criminally in trying to pressure Georgia officials to they overthrow President BidenJoe BidenCongress may miss Senate shutdown deadline for briefing on Ukraine and Russia on Thursday As Social Security field offices reopen, it’s time to expand and revitalize them MOREwins in the 2020 election.

Trump also made headlines at the rally saying that if he ran for re-election and won, he would forgive all of the Jan. 6 rioters because he believes they were treated unfairly.

“If I run and I win, we’ll treat these people fairly starting January 6,” Trump said. Recount the crowd. “We will treat them fairly, and if it requires pardons, we will grant them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”

During an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators preview upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle Trump calls for ‘biggest protest we’ve ever had’ if prosecutors ‘do anything illegal’ targeting him White House rebukes GOP senator who says Biden Supreme Court chose ‘beneficiary’ of affirmative action MORE (RS.C.) told the host Margaret Brennan that he thought Trump’s remarks were “inappropriate”.

“I think it’s inappropriate. … I don’t want to do anything that would make that more likely in the future,” Graham told Brennan of the attack on the Capitol.

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