A right-wing radio broadcaster criticized the Jan. 6 committee to Donald Trump and suggested that Democrats sought to put the former president in prison.
In an interview with the former president for his syndicated radio show, The Wayne Allyn Root Show, Wayne Allyn Root made the comment about Trump. His grievances centered on Peter Navarro, Donald Trump’s former trade adviser, who was recently detained and charged with contempt of Congress.
“When they arrest a Peter Navarro, who’s next? You?” Root asked. “Are they gonna try and take you out of Mar-a-Lago in shackles? This is insanity!”
While hammering Hillary Clinton in 2016 over her use of a private email server at the State Department and falsely accusing her of a long list of crimes, Trump did not respond to the images of him in cuffs.
As the January 6 committee’s inquiry continues to bring up more testimony from those close to him who described how Trump sought conspiracies about the 2020 election against their advice and warnings, the 45th president has continued to lash out at the panel.
Even when members of his own family testified in front of the committee to deny his allegations of election fraud, he has shouted at the panel, calling it an unjust smear campaign that is targeting his political interests.
Now, in recent days, talk has centered on whether Mr. Trump will be charged with a crime for the attack on Congress. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican, stated on Sunday that he thought the panel had found enough evidence to charge Mr. Trump with seditious conspiracy against the United States.
The Justice Department will have the final word on whether Trump will be prosecuted, and it has not yet filed any notable indictments in relation to January 6 against members of the Trump administration or campaign.
Trump went off the rails late last week during his Friday speech at a Faith and Freedom rally in Nashville, Tennessee, former President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Adam Schiff.
“For the radical left, politics has become their religion,” Trump said. “It has warped their sense of right and wrong. They don’t have a sense of right and wrong, true and false, good and evil. You saw the Russia, Russia hoax that we all went through for 2.5 years. I watched this Adam Schiff the other day. Shifty Schiff, this guy is nothing. He’s nothing — we call him watermelon head.”
“I’ll never forget when this guy, he knew it was a fake story,” the former president continued. “I’ll never forget when he stood up at the microphone and said Donald Trump Jr. will go to prison. Think of this. Donald Trump Jr. will go to prison for what he has done to our country and for his relationship with Russia. And I said, what the hell is going on?”
Trump’s campaign communicated with Russia frequently during the 2016 election. Trump and Putin were to meet, according to aides. Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, briefly spoke with Trump at a campaign event and then met with other aides at the Republican National Convention in July.