Top Republicans Asked for January 6th Pardons

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Testimony to the January 6th Committee from senior Trump administration aide Cassidy Hutchinson reveals that at least nine prominent Republicans, including Reps. Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff, requested presidential pardons for their involvement in January 6th.
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Transcript:
ADAM KINZINGER: The only reason I know to ask for a pardon is because you think you’ve committed a crime.
UNKNOWN: Are you aware of any members of Congress seeking pardons?
CASSIDY HUTCHINSON: Mr. Gaetz and Mr. Brooks, I know, have both advocated for there’d be a blanket pardon
Mr. Gaetz was personally pushing for a pardon, and he was doing so since early December.
LIZ CHENEY: Ms. Hutchinson, did Rudy Giuliani ever suggest that he was interested in receiving a Presidential pardon related to January 6th?
CASSIDY HUTCHINSON: He did.
CASSIDY HUTCHINSON: Mr. Biggs did. Mr. Jordan talked about Congressional pardons
UNKNOWN: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene contact you?
CASSIDY HUTCHINSON: I heard that she had asked White House Counsel’s Office for a pardon
PETE AGUILAR: Dr. Eastman emailed Rudy Giuliani and requested that he be included on a list of potential recipients of a Presidential pardon.
CASSIDY HUTCHINSON:
Mr. Gohmert asked for one as well. Mr. Perry asked for a pardon, too.
LIZ CHENEY: Ms. Hutchinson did White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ever indicate that he was interested in receiving a Presidential pardon related to January 6th?
CASSIDY HUTCHINSON: Mr. Meadows did seek that pardon. Yes, ma’am.
ADAM KINZINGER: The only reason I know to ask for a pardon is because you think you’ve committed a crime.

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