REPORT: Gosar Offered “Blanket Pardon” To Rioters

The Daily Beast reports:

Hours after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) baselessly accused antifa protesters of being behind the insurrection. But, according to an exclusive report from Rolling Stone, Gosar knew exactly who was to blame—and even offered them a pardon ahead of the events of Jan. 6.

An unnamed organizer of the Stop the Steal rally that preceded the riot told the magazine that Gosar offered planners a “blanket pardon” in an unrelated investigation to incentivize them to organize the pro-Trump protests on Jan. 6.

“Our impression was that it was a done deal… that he’d spoken to the president about it in the Oval … in a meeting about pardons and that our names came up,” said the organizer.

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The original report is behind a paywall.