Donald Trump on Friday railed against the Justice Department as he celebrated the acquittal of Tom Barrack, the chairman of his 2017 inauguration, who was found not guilty of working as an unregistered agent of the United Arab Emirates. The former president also demanded that everyone involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol be let go “now!”
In a statement posted on Truth Social, Trump wrote: “My great respect goes out to the jurors for their courage and understanding in coming to an absolutely correct decision. This could be the beginning of our breakaway from Communism, and other very deep and dark places where the United States should never be. Cuba, Venezuela, and even the old Soviet Union were looking more and more like that could be us in the not-too-distant future.”
Trump then called for the release of two election deniers being held in contempt of court for refusing to reveal the purported source of their conspiracy theories before calling for the immediate release of MAGA rioters who have been arrested in connection with the storming of the US Capitol.
“The upcoming Election is very big, but these acquittals of two innocent men greatly set the Radical Left back—but now they should immediately release Great Patriots, Catherine Englebrecht and Gregg Phillips, from prison in Houston where they are being held for, essentially, finding millions of illegal, Election-changing ballots,” Trump wrote. “True the Vote should be praised for the incredible job they did, not ridiculed by the Radical Left, with their leaders thrown into jail.”
“Also, start treating the January 6th Protestors fairly,” Trump said of the rioters. “Let them all go now!”
According to the Department of Justice announced, “more than 880 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 270 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.”
Trump also complained about the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago and called every investigation into his potential crimes a “hoax.”
Read the statement below: