January 6 rally organizers claim they were offered blanket pardons by ...

January 6 rally organizers claim they were offered blanket pardons by ...
January 6 rally organizers claim they were offered blanket pardons by ...

Two of Donald Trump's supporters who had a hand in organizing rallies in Washington, DC on the day of the Capitol riot claim they had help from several House Republicans and other members in the former president's orbit, a bombshell new report claimed on Sunday.

They're two of the people who are currently communicating with investigators on the House January 6 committee, providing them with potentially groundbreaking new information, Rolling Stone reported.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the two rally planners told the outlet that they had regular to frequent communication with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Trump campaign aide Katrina Pierson.

The pair also detailed damning allegations that one lawmaker, Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, dangled the possibility of a pardon in front of their faces for an unrelated probe in a bid to force them into planning rallies. 

The two House witnesses also claim to have took part in 'dozens' of briefings with members of Congress and their staff leading up to January 6 riot. 

'I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs,' one person said, adding that pro-Trump freshman Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia played a key role.

'I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically.'

The new report details allegations made by two January 6 Trump rally organizers who are working with the House committee investigating the riot

The new report details allegations made by two January 6 Trump rally organizers who are working with the House committee investigating the riot

Also named in the report were Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Louie Gohmert of Texas.

The sources claimed those representatives or their staffers were in contact with activists planning pro-Trump demonstrations across the country in the weeks before the riot. 

One of them recalled speaking with Boebert, Cawthorn and Gosar's staffs 'back to back to back.' 

But it was only Gosar who they claim tried to strongarm them into planning pro-Trump events, by offering to intervene in a separate law enforcement investigation - but the bargain never materialized.

Some of the most damning claims involve Rep. Paul Gosar, who the organizers claim dangled an unrelated pardon over their heads to encourage them to plan their rallies

Some of the most damning claims involve Rep. Paul Gosar, who the organizers claim dangled an unrelated pardon over their heads to encourage them to plan their rallies

Gosar has been one of Trump's most vocal supporters in Congress. He was billed at a speaker for another January 6 rally, the Wild Protest, whose organizer Ali Alexander named as one of three lawmakers who helped him plan how to 'put maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting' to certify the election results. 

The other two were Biggs and Brooks. 

One of the organizers said Gosar made it seem like 'he'd spoken to the president about it in the Oval… in a meeting about pardons and that our names came up.'

'They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support.'

They added, 'Our impression was that it was a done deal.'

The House Freedom Caucus is chaired by Biggs, one of the lawmakers accused in the report. 

But the pair said Gosar offered a 'blanket pardon' on multiple occasions.

Once, they claim he said: 'I was just going over the list of pardons and we just wanted to tell you guys how much we appreciate all the hard work you’ve been doing.' 

The organizers expressed disappointment that the dentist-turned-lawmaker never followed up on his promise.

'I would have done it either way with or without the pardon,' one person said. 'I do truly believe in this country, but to use something like that and put that out on the table when someone is so desperate, it’s really not good business.'

In Sunday's report Rolling Stone noted that it 'obtained documentary evidence' to support claims that Gosar and Boebert were in contact with them.

An earlier report from April claimed that Gosar had asked Trump for a pre-emptive pardon over the events of January

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