Trump vows to 'free' Jan. 6 defendants as one of his first acts if elected

Former President Donald Trump said Monday that one of his first acts as president if he wins in November would be to “free” those charged and convicted of crimes related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“My first acts as your next President will be to Close the Border, DRILL, BABY, DRILL, and Free the January 6 Hostages being wrongfully imprisoned!” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account.

It appeared to be the first time that he has definitively referred to releasing the Jan. 6 defendants as a Day One priority.

A Trump campaign spokesperson did not immediately respond Monday night to a request to provide further details on the post.