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WATCH: Insurrectionist Lawyer Says Trump’s Pardon Comments Make it Far Less Likely That His Clients Will Cooperate

WATCH: Insurrectionist Lawyer Says Trump’s Pardon Comments Make it Far Less Likely That His Clients Will Cooperate

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Donald Trump has always been aware that his words have a huge impact. While in office, he seemed to revel in the fact that his comments could move the stock market. And, of course, his followers were willing to storm the US Capitol because Trump said the election was stolen.

Trumpies blame Joe Biden for Capitol attack
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This weekend, Trump discussed those followers who had attacked the Capitol, saying he may pardon them if he is reelected. During a Wednesday segment, a lawyer representing some of the rioters says those words make it less likely that his clients will cooperate.

“I think they, like most Americans, have been paying close attention to the media coverage of the events surrounding January 6th,” Robert Jenkins told CNN. “So I think that they are acutely aware of what former President Trump has suggested.”

The lawyer continued, “I don’t know if it would necessarily give me leverage, but certainly I don’t think there’s any criminal defense attorney in the country that would advise a client to turn down a pardon. A pardon results in the ultimate best-case scenario for any given client who is facing a criminal prosecution.”

Host John Berman then asked, “So less likely to cooperate potentially.” Jenkins responded, “Far less likely to cooperate and probably more likely to proceed to a trial.”

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:

 

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