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Shocking New Info Shows Trump Might Free Jan. 6-ers Who Attacked Cops

Many of the Jan. 6 prisoners that Trump has suggested he’d pardon were charged with violently attacking law enforcement, a surprising new analysis finds.

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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald on March 16, in Vandalia, Ohio

One of Donald Trump’s central campaign promises has been to pardon untold numbers of rioters who attacked the Capitolpeople he’s described as martyrs, victims, and “hostages.” Now a surprising and important new analysis finds that many of the inmates Trump has referred to are ones who violently attacked law enforcement officers. We talked to Tom Joscelyn, lead author of that analysis and a former senior January 6 committee staffer, who explains how his findings blow apart a lot of Trump-MAGA propaganda about that dark and terrible day.