Former President Trump calls for protests at rally in Texas

FILE: Former President Donald Trump speaks at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(The hill) – Old President Donald 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 that we are going to have in this country the biggest demonstration that we have ever had … in Washington, DC, in New York, in Atlanta and somewhere else 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 Joe Bidenwins in the 2020 election.

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

“If I run and I win, we will treat these people fairly starting January 6,” Trump told 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 Graham (RS.C.) told 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 Capitol attack.

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